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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.


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Aug 23, 2016 char lingle
Aug 23, 2016 Mary Williams
Aug 23, 2016 Msry Williams
Aug 20, 2016 María Galarce
Aug 19, 2016 Robert Coen
Aug 8, 2016 Ruth Capasso
Aug 7, 2016 Keth Luke
Aug 7, 2016 Sandra Greene
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Aug 3, 2016 Laura Miller
Jul 26, 2016 Sharon Gilman
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Jul 18, 2016 Susan Andderson
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Jul 10, 2016 Sally Simpson
Jun 28, 2016 Lisa Coleman
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Jun 20, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
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Jun 14, 2016 Susan Wolinsky
Jun 6, 2016 Dat Tran
Jun 5, 2016 Melinda Funk
Jun 5, 2016 Susan Brittain
Jun 5, 2016 Maeryn Boirionnach
Jun 4, 2016 sandra Hauck Our Veterans need jobs, they go into the service, receive all kinds of training come home (some broken) most are employable but can't get jobs. I just don't get it. A lot of these people could be exclent cops in all fields of law enforcement or anything.
Jun 3, 2016 AniMae Chi
May 31, 2016 roy wolf
May 29, 2016 Denise Cronin
May 25, 2016 Bonnie Smith
May 22, 2016 Beverly Logan Our veterans deserve jobs first over anyone else because they have served this country.
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May 17, 2016 Paula Steedley
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May 12, 2016 Robert Wolfe
May 12, 2016 Sheri Mitchell
May 12, 2016 Claudette Choiniere
May 12, 2016 Carol Swerczek
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May 11, 2016 Ronald Yeoh
May 10, 2016 Elaine Evans
May 10, 2016 Mary Levan
May 6, 2016 Christina Mcknight
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May 3, 2016 Pamela Coleman
May 2, 2016 Gloria Morgan
May 2, 2016 (Name not displayed) If things like this can happen to him, and other vets, they can easily happen to others in other fields.

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