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Our young veterans have served America with pride and honor. When they return from service, they deserve to have secure futures waiting for them.

But too often, when a service member returns home from duty, he is met with tremendous adversity in finding employment. In fact, the unemployment rate for young veterans has reached over 25%.

It's not that veterans are unqualified — many return home having learned valuable skills in the automotive, medical, and defense systems fields. The problem lies within a lack of programs that help veterans translate their skills into sustainable employment. Currently there is a program that exists in this vein, but it's only required for marines and isn't as comprehensive as it should be.

Write to the Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis asking her to support the creation of better programs to help our veterans find suitable employment when they return home from service.

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Dear Secretary Solis,

As we continue to bring troops home from their services overseas, we are going to need to address the growing unemployment rate among America's young veterans.

Our service members serve our country with pride and honor. They are disciplined young men and women who make the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. Yet when they return, they are often faced with tremendous adversity when it comes to finding jobs.

There are many reasons why unemployment among young veterans may be growing, but what we're ultimately lacking are programs designed to assist veterans in transitioning back into regular society. Though service members learn many valuable skills while on duty, finding ways to translate those skills in the business sector can be an extraordinary challenge.

That's why we need to help them learn how to present themselves and their honed abilities to potential employers in relatable ways.

The marine corps is the only branch of the military that currently requires its veterans to participate in a program such as this, but many say it's lacking in effectiveness.

Please take steps toward addressing the problem of young veteran employment by spearheading projects to help them transition back into society.


Petition Signatures

Mar 27, 2017 Teresa Vargas
Mar 27, 2017 Cara Ammon
Mar 27, 2017 Judy Meusel
Mar 15, 2017 barbara diaz
Mar 13, 2017 Farrah Sutton All vets deserve jobs when they come home.No exceptions to this should ever apply!
Mar 5, 2017 Jane A Lemison
Mar 3, 2017 Jessenda Swartzwelder
Mar 3, 2017 Melvin Michael
Mar 3, 2017 Diane M McCoy
Mar 3, 2017 Libby Berman
Mar 3, 2017 James Hickman
Feb 25, 2017 Kelsey Brewer
Feb 20, 2017 Dee Ann Neely
Feb 17, 2017 michalla sutton
Feb 15, 2017 Geraldine Rondeau
Feb 13, 2017 jackie grey
Feb 6, 2017 Pat Brown
Feb 3, 2017 Conchita Alvero
Feb 3, 2017 Martha Kubik
Feb 1, 2017 Anne Lurski
Jan 29, 2017 Julie Martin
Jan 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2017 Martine HANS
Jan 25, 2017 Sandra Forman
Jan 23, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 22, 2017 Alice Sievert
Jan 22, 2017 linda Culver
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) People get it together. You're hurting our own people. Be kind to our Veterans. They are the only ones that protect you. Have the love of the Lord Jesus in you please. Amen
Jan 15, 2017 Jessie Bourke
Jan 15, 2017 Stephen Heye We need to train veterans in skills suitable to finding suitable employment.
Jan 14, 2017 Sharon Nicoll We need to do our utmost to assist our veterans in getting jobs. That is the LEAST we can do!
Jan 14, 2017 Dewey Jackson
Jan 14, 2017 Betsy Farmer
Jan 14, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 14, 2017 Elaine Heathcoat
Jan 14, 2017 Susan Armistead, M.D.
Jan 12, 2017 Carolyn Crawford
Jan 11, 2017 Esmè Evans
Jan 10, 2017 Karen and Joe Lansdale
Jan 10, 2017 Beverly Leath
Jan 10, 2017 Kim Ng
Jan 2, 2017 Heather .E. German
Dec 26, 2016 Linda Gregg
Dec 23, 2016 Paula Lewis
Dec 11, 2016 (Name not displayed) Every marine returning to the states deserves a change of finding a job that fits the abilities they have learned while in the military.
Dec 10, 2016 Charlotte Gray
Dec 10, 2016 Joel Sanchez

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