Pete Aguilar

Pete Aguilar

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 05/25/15 – 3:56 PM PDT |

The former mayor of Redlands has introduced his first piece of legislation at his new job.

On Wednesday, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Rancho Cucamonga, introduced the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit Act of 2015. H.R. 2431 would “amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for job training expenses of employers,” the bill reads in part.

The bill is intended to make it easier for job seekers to get training for open jobs that require specific or technical skills, according to a news release from Aguilar’s office.

“This bill will enable local employers to hire more employees to support their businesses, while also equipping new employees with critical skills to help them succeed in our economy,” Aguilar is quoted as saying in the release. “This bill builds on successful programs we heard about during the Jobs Tour, like the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board’s On-the-Job Training program.

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