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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


Apr 22, 2018 Ms. Jocelyn Valdez-Loqui
Apr 22, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
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Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2018 Deborah Croft
Apr 14, 2018 Marianne Cresci
Apr 14, 2018 amrita biswas
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Mar 24, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 23, 2018 Jane Rigney
Mar 16, 2018 Alicia Orr
Mar 13, 2018 DayLynn McDonald
Mar 8, 2018 Susan Elmore All our vets need to be treated with respect. With that comes employment opportunities along with proper medical. That also pertain to all our Milatary human and animal.
Mar 3, 2018 DIANE FLETCHER
Feb 25, 2018 Janet Magdaleno
Feb 24, 2018 Roni Friedman
Feb 13, 2018 Rick Roberson
Feb 10, 2018 Geniece Medsker
Feb 9, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 8, 2018 Becky Anderson
Feb 8, 2018 Jodi Carlin
Feb 8, 2018 Wendy Bise
Feb 8, 2018 Ellen O'Connor
Feb 8, 2018 Diane Burkard
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 4, 2018 jeri davidoff
Feb 2, 2018 Terri Robb
Feb 2, 2018 Annicka Chetty
Feb 1, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 1, 2018 R. MOREU
Jan 29, 2018 Sandra Jesionek
Jan 28, 2018 Danielle Osterweil
Jan 28, 2018 Lily Kindervater Higher unemployment means more liability for our fellow patriots.
Jan 25, 2018 Marge Ferrance
Jan 25, 2018 Mark Turner
Jan 23, 2018 Walter Johnson
Jan 16, 2018 Heather Pelletier There is no conceivable reason that any training gained in the military should not be transposed to the civilian sector. Licenses, like CDL & HAZMAT, gained during military service for example.
Jan 14, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 14, 2018 Vicky Palmerton
Jan 14, 2018 Sue Ellen Lupien
Jan 6, 2018 Judith Mayhew
Jan 6, 2018 Kathy Smith
Dec 22, 2017 Pat Matteson
Dec 18, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Dec 17, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Dec 17, 2017 Caren Shiloh
Dec 13, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Dec 12, 2017 JoAnn Evans

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