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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


Mar 1, 2015 Arlene Ma
Feb 27, 2015 ellie gill
Feb 27, 2015 Jeffrey Carver
Feb 27, 2015 Judi Cecich
Feb 24, 2015 Evette Mumford
Feb 23, 2015 Richard Brigg
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 21, 2015 Renae Gilbert
Feb 19, 2015 PATRICIA DUNN
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Feb 17, 2015 Noreen Guregian
Feb 17, 2015 Donna Nelson
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Feb 17, 2015 John Galbraith
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Feb 15, 2015 Deanna Gentle
Feb 11, 2015 Barb Green
Feb 10, 2015 (Name not displayed) Thank you for helping to create better programs for our veterans!
Feb 7, 2015 Barbara Haemmerle
Feb 5, 2015 Richard Bosboom
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Feb 3, 2015 mike hopkins
Feb 3, 2015 annette florence
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Jan 31, 2015 aida ponce
Jan 31, 2015 Mario de Jesus cespedes
Jan 31, 2015 Debi Farmer
Jan 31, 2015 Suzanne Kinney We should do anything and everything to help our veterans!
Jan 29, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 27, 2015 Lenora Adams
Jan 25, 2015 Alexandra Sullivan
Jan 24, 2015 Shannon Weaver
Jan 22, 2015 Trevon Moore Please take steps toward addressing the problem of young veteran employment by spearheading projects to help them transition back into society.
Jan 19, 2015 terrie finzel
Jan 16, 2015 Maureen Porcelli
Jan 6, 2015 Zachary Garcia
Jan 5, 2015 ankie brunschot
Jan 3, 2015 Karen Super
Jan 3, 2015 Paula Thietje
Jan 3, 2015 Susan Hesnard
Dec 31, 2014 Sandy Cummings
Dec 26, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 26, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 26, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Rosie Adams Many ex-Army 'Medics' that I was privilged to work with in NHS Hospitals (UK) were trained for field work which meant that they were overskilled as nurses in the NHS but were nevertheless given plenty of 'post demob' work on a/c of those special skills.
Dec 21, 2014 Georgia Atkins
Dec 11, 2014 David Roach
Dec 11, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 7, 2014 elaina janeene

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