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Obama Directs Contractors to Hire More Veterans, Disabled People

The Obama administration will require U.S. government contractors to set targets for hiring veterans and people with disabilities.

The Labor Department’s rules, announced today, are aimed at curbing unemployment in both groups. Dozens of companies have protested the proposals, saying they would increase costs.

The regulations would mandate that vendors set unspecified employment benchmarks for veterans, according to a document posted on an agency website. Contractors would be required to set a goal of having 7 percent of their employees -- in each job category -- be people with disabilities.

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