President Obama this week signed into law the first portion of his jobs package. The bill, H.R. 674, which had vast bipartisan support, also known as VOW to Hire Heroes Act, creates tax incentives for companies to hire veterans, especially those who have been unemployed for more than six months and those with service connected disabilities. Though there has been very little action from Congress on the jobs front, this is an encouraging first step. Hopefully the House and Senate can get their act together and start really helping unemployed workers secure employment, and in doing so jump-start the economy. More on the bill here.