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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

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
Dec 11, 2017 A Martin
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 10, 2017 and Mrs Richard Huff
Dec 8, 2017 Isabelle Larmour
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Nov 30, 2017 Lori Nightingale
Nov 26, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 22, 2017 Laurel Burns
Nov 19, 2017 CINDY COLLIER
Nov 11, 2017 Octavia DeLaGarza
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Oct 30, 2017 Christine Christine
Oct 30, 2017 Barbara gale
Oct 30, 2017 Sofia Fernandez-Amaro
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 21, 2017 MARK WOLCHKO
Oct 15, 2017 Mary Caputi

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