Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, joined bipartisan colleagues in introducing the Career Advancement Through New Skills Act, H.R. 4088.
Representatives Byrne, Mike Thompson, D-CA, Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Randy Hultgren, R-Illinois, introduced legislation which would incentivize employers to invest in their employees, giving them the necessary training to close the skill gap that exists between employers’ needs and employees in many industries.
The legislation would create a tax credit for 25 percent of the first $5,000 that an employer spends on qualified education and training expenses for an employee. These qualified education and training expenses include the cost of programs or training to maintain or improve the skills of workers to meet the employer’s needs.