H.R.3471 - HIRE Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.3471 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (11/17/2011)
Helping Individuals Return to Employment Act or HIRE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Labor to award competitive grants to eligible entities to hire unemployed individuals age 16 and older to perform a minimum of 20 hours per week of work to benefit certain communities, including activities such as public works, beautification, historic restoration, tutoring, and adult education.
Restricts such grants to eligible entities located in or primarily serving in a community designated either as a renewal community, an empowerment zone, or a historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone), if the unemployment rate in the area is higher than 7% during the 3-month period preceding award of the grant.
Requires that priority in the award of grants be given to individuals who have been unemployed for more than a year.
Prescribes certain grant limitations.