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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 4,058
Sponsored by: The Veterans Site

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

Oct 1, 2015 Ciara Kastelein
Sep 24, 2015 Kathleen Pelletier
Sep 21, 2015 Julie Class
Sep 20, 2015 Shadoe Drury
Sep 19, 2015 candace christensen lange
Sep 18, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Sep 18, 2015 Larry Rhodes
Sep 18, 2015 Mary Mullen
Sep 17, 2015 Carolina Chaves
Sep 14, 2015 Noemi Tello-Botdorf
Sep 12, 2015 Andrea Giles
Sep 11, 2015 mickie Wiggins
Sep 11, 2015 Scotia Ogle
Sep 10, 2015 laura carpenter
Sep 10, 2015 Nicole Christopher
Sep 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2015 Phyllis Dupret
Aug 28, 2015 Donald Kaiser
Aug 28, 2015 NICKO ELLIS
Aug 27, 2015 kathy reifsnyder
Aug 27, 2015 Donna Iannelli
Aug 27, 2015 Lisa Grimes
Aug 27, 2015 Joann Nicoletti
Aug 22, 2015 Jerome Bender
Aug 19, 2015 John Donovan
Aug 18, 2015 Donna Henderson
Aug 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2015 Martha W D Bushnell
Aug 18, 2015 Pam Royster Please help our veterans find stable employment to care for their families as they have cared for out country through their service
Aug 18, 2015 Eileen Carattini
Aug 18, 2015 Frances Pilato Pilato
Aug 14, 2015 John Rogers
Aug 7, 2015 Karena Bowler
Aug 5, 2015 Carol McMahon
Aug 4, 2015 carla green
Aug 4, 2015 Julie Martin
Aug 2, 2015 Elizabeth Terczak
Aug 1, 2015 Jeri Lovell
Aug 1, 2015 Lisa Hughes I've found it very challenging to get a job after the military.
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2015 Ricki Zaracki Hilda Solis, we shouldn't have to tell you this. There is no excuse for not assuring our Vets jobs when they return home from service!
Jul 21, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 21, 2015 Wendy Bohatyritz
Jul 18, 2015 Sarah Ferris Amen
Jul 18, 2015 Maxine Stopfer
Jul 15, 2015 Cynthia Wells
Jul 15, 2015 Gloria Garcia
Jul 14, 2015 Cynthia Haynes
Jul 14, 2015 Ed Askins
Jul 14, 2015 Pat Mimeau

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