In addition to the Wind Powering American Jobs Act, a 10 percent income tax credit for employer payroll increases would be provided through the Hire Now Act in an attempt to kickstart hiring, which has been experiencing a plateau.

Specifically, the unemployment rate (8.2 percent) changed little in May, with the number of unemployed people hovering around 12.7 million, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The outlook was brighter for manufacturing employment, which continued to trend up. Following an addition of approximately 9,000 jobs in April, May saw the manufacturing workforce increase by 12,000. Overall, employment in the sector has increased by nearly 500,000 since January 2010.

The Hire Now Act would allow companies to increase their payroll in two ways – hiring additional workers or granting a salary boost to current employees. By using manufacturing accounting software, firms can make sure they are in compliance with payroll legislation, such as the aforementioned proposed law and the payroll tax extension, which was passed in February and is set to expire at the end of the year.