JOBS TAX CREDIT EXPIRATION HITS RETAILERS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The expiration of a federal jobs tax credit last week could make it more difficult for retailers to operate in urban areas and cause their companies financial hardship.John Motley, the Food Marketing Institute's senior vice president for government and public relations, told SN last week that many retailers utilized the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which allowed companies to claim

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The expiration of a federal jobs tax credit last week could make it more difficult for retailers to operate in urban areas and cause their companies financial hardship.

John Motley, the Food Marketing Institute's senior vice president for government and public relations, told SN last week that many retailers utilized the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which allowed companies to claim as much as $2,400 annually for each person they hired off the welfare roles.

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