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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


Oct 18, 2014 LINDA FANCHER
Oct 16, 2014 Rae Ann Kressin
Oct 14, 2014 Beth Wright
Oct 12, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Oct 12, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Oct 11, 2014 Antoinette Brenion
Oct 7, 2014 Greatest Ever
Oct 5, 2014 William Dager
Oct 3, 2014 Denise Morin
Oct 3, 2014 M S
Sep 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) It's a disgrace
Sep 26, 2014 Kenneth Ishmael
Sep 21, 2014 Sharon Ash
Sep 21, 2014 Lory Garrett
Sep 21, 2014 Jan Weaver
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 faith minor
Sep 17, 2014 Jennifer Schumacher
Sep 17, 2014 Julianna Evans
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 jackie edwards
Sep 15, 2014 Lynne Fontaine Young Veterans need help getting job, why are you not helping? You need a giant pay cut, because you are failing the people you are suppose to help the most.
Sep 14, 2014 Anne Weedman
Sep 10, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help our veterans transition to getting jobs when they return from serving our country.
Sep 10, 2014 casper vargas
Sep 10, 2014 Jacqueline Franklin
Sep 10, 2014 Kathleen Malone
Sep 9, 2014 Pamela Haun
Sep 4, 2014 Bev Kohut
Sep 2, 2014 Lori Haage
Sep 2, 2014 Martha Utz
Sep 2, 2014 Iris Chynoweth
Sep 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2014 Michael Ladd
Sep 2, 2014 Elizabeth Marriott If we keep our Veterans employed there would be less need for other assistance...like food boxes. Our VFW Post sees that over 30 boxes a month go out to our Veterans in the community.
Sep 2, 2014 Larry Branson
Sep 2, 2014 Carmen Williams
Sep 2, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Sep 2, 2014 Shannon Erickson
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 MARY REECE
Aug 31, 2014 Christopher Mills
Aug 29, 2014 robert lyons
Aug 29, 2014 marla armstrong
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2014 Sharon Stolt
Aug 24, 2014 Annie Maull Please help
Aug 21, 2014 Sylvia Shuman
Aug 21, 2014 Peter Rutt
Aug 20, 2014 Debra Wilson

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