Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A bipartisan jobs bill is expected to pass Wednesday, but economists say the bill will likely only offer a modest boost in hiring.
The $15 billion package includes funds for highway projects and other tax incentives.
The bill will offer a $1000 bonus if new workers stay on the job a full year.
Some economists estimate that the jobs package could lead to 250,000 new jobs.