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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

May 25, 2016 Bonnie Smith
May 22, 2016 Beverly Logan Our veterans deserve jobs first over anyone else because they have served this country.
May 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2016 Paula Steedley
May 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 12, 2016 Robert Wolfe
May 12, 2016 Sheri Mitchell
May 12, 2016 Claudette Choiniere
May 12, 2016 Carol Swerczek
May 12, 2016 Cathy Griffin
May 11, 2016 Tatjana LaGrone
May 11, 2016 Ronald Yeoh
May 10, 2016 Elaine Evans
May 10, 2016 Mary Levan
May 6, 2016 Christina Mcknight
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
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.
Apr 27, 2016 Darlene Skura
Apr 21, 2016 Cherlyn Akerley
Apr 18, 2016 kellyann morander
Apr 17, 2016 Janet Sullivan
Apr 17, 2016 Priscilla Hall
Apr 17, 2016 David Shonk
Apr 14, 2016 Noe Trevino
Apr 14, 2016 evelyn sill
Apr 13, 2016 Douglas Poore
Apr 12, 2016 DOUGLAS ROCHE
Apr 11, 2016 Andrea Feig
Apr 11, 2016 Rhonda Carlin
Apr 11, 2016 Dolores Bonanno
Apr 10, 2016 sonsire vale
Apr 9, 2016 Garry Lough
Apr 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2016 casey muhs
Apr 8, 2016 Roberta Thurmond
Mar 30, 2016 KEY KLAUS
Mar 29, 2016 Susanne Moelter Call me a socialist but I believe everyone should have the right to be employed, and have medical insurance, housing and food. These basics are necessary for dignity.
Mar 29, 2016 Kathy Shimata
Mar 21, 2016 Jennifer Brunson
Mar 16, 2016 JOHN SPOFFORTH Young vets require full employment to further their military expertise, and become mentors for other young men, veteran or not. Vets who are bricklayers could build Homeless Veterans Villages on public (city,county) lands. They maintain the 4-unit buildin
Mar 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2016 Carol Stevens
Mar 13, 2016 RENEE LUSIAN
Mar 13, 2016 L CHINOFSKY
Mar 13, 2016 Theresa Thomas
Mar 10, 2016 Tiffany Haag
Mar 6, 2016 Karen Van Tuyle

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