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Long-term jobless, vets get boost

State labor department officials said they will more than double cash grants to employers who hire veterans or Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for six months or more.

The grants will offer employers $5,000 for every veteran or long-term unemployed worker hired, capping the program at $75,000 a year, officials from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said.

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