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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 1, 2016 Jenn Bell
Jan 31, 2016 Nancy Ortez
Jan 31, 2016 Patricia Pitkat Hire a Vet....
Jan 31, 2016 Susan Tate
Jan 31, 2016 Lynne Johnson
Jan 31, 2016 laurie parks
Jan 30, 2016 Carmen Pedraza
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Jan 14, 2016 Heather McKnight
Jan 12, 2016 Ann Blank
Jan 12, 2016 Lois Hemm
Jan 12, 2016 kathleen conroy
Jan 12, 2016 Yvonne Ray
Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 8, 2016 Virginia Kurtz
Jan 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 29, 2015 Sheila Ward
Dec 28, 2015 Doreen Bccco Those veterans that need employment after military service should be on the top of any employers list, they should be considered a protected class similar to women, both black and white, Hispanics, and the disabled.
Dec 28, 2015 Andrelene Babbitt
Dec 28, 2015 LIGIA CAROLINA ORTIZ
Dec 24, 2015 Tina Chan
Dec 20, 2015 Kathy Cammett
Dec 20, 2015 joe giuffre
Dec 15, 2015 Jeanne Fecht-Roberts
Dec 9, 2015 Rose Wolny
Dec 8, 2015 Lynn Sims
Dec 7, 2015 kathy smith
Dec 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 1, 2015 Debora Logan
Nov 29, 2015 criss sledge
Nov 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please help those who have sacrificed so much for us!
Nov 29, 2015 debbie meadows
Nov 24, 2015 Stephanie Whitney
Nov 21, 2015 Lisa Shantz
Nov 16, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2015 Tiffany Ash
Nov 11, 2015 kathy sutter this has happened since Vietnam;the Defense Dept loves them when they are fighting but once they are home,they are forgotten about
Nov 11, 2015 Harmen Eijzenga
Nov 11, 2015 melody O'Connor
Nov 11, 2015 Sarah Groenwald
Nov 10, 2015 Pat A.
Nov 10, 2015 James D. Mason
Nov 10, 2015 Laura Bauer
Nov 7, 2015 Donita Lowrey
Nov 1, 2015 Adelina Jaudal
Oct 29, 2015 Rosemary Merriman
Oct 27, 2015 casey schmidt Give our veterans all the support they need !!

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