Hire the unemployed and get a tax credit

Everyone I know who is out of work would rather have a job than unemployment. But they need something. Extend unemployment and create tax credits for businesses for each unemployed person a business hires. That addresses the immediate need people have to pay for housing and food, but it clearly says to business that the unemployed are out there because of an economic crisis NOT because of some deficiency on their part.

Businesses that refuse to even consider the unemployed for positions should not get the same tax advantages as those who bring these talented, hardworking and experienced workers back into the fold. Agree? Interested in your thoughts?