Senate jobs bill a good start to getting people hired, but not enough

Job applicants at a job fair
Job applicants at a job fair

Here's a good line to throw out at an employer at a job interview: "In case you're on the fence in hiring me, you might want to look into the 6.2% Social Security payroll tax exemption that the government may soon give to businesses that hire unemployed workers."

And if they're still interested, remind them that employers would get an additional $1,000 tax credit for keeping those workers for more than a year.