e-Update: HIRE at Home Act


2012-11-27 13:41:37
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18182.55711268.12072450.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm> Senator Johanns e-Update November 27, 2012 Today, I joined my colleague Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) in filing an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to clear hurdles for returning veterans in search of civilian jobs. The amendment, Helping Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Return to Employment (HIRE) at Home Act <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18182.55711268.12072450.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dPressReleases%26amp%3bContentRec ord_id%3d1d7f512f-684d-4438-8647-15ff13a56c55> , encourages states to consider the training service members receive during active duty when determining eligibility for state licenses and certifications. Many of our servicemen and women perform technical jobs like operating heavy machinery or serving as a paramedic, and do so with great skill in a demanding environment. Yet when their tour of duty is complete, they often find they don't meet the certification requirements outlined by state licensing agencies to do the same job at home. The HIRE at Home amendment seeks to do away with this common yet unnecessary hurdle that often stands between veterans and civilian employment. The high unemployment rate of our young veterans is unacceptable. The unemployment rate of post-9/11 veterans is 10 percent and more than 15 percent for female veterans - rates well above the national average - according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Helping our returning veterans find good jobs here at home is a small gesture of thanks compared to what they have done to protect our freedoms. Click <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18182.55711268.12072450.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fj ohanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dEmailSenatorJohanns> here <johanns.senate.gov/public/ to leave your remarks for Senator Johanns. Stay in touch with Senator Johanns on <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18182.55711268.12072450.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.facebook.com%2fMikeJohanns> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18182.55711268.12072450.14749790&redirect=https%3a%2f%2f twitter.com%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18182.55711268.12072450.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.youtube.com%2fuser%2fSenatorMikeJohanns%3ffeature%3dmhee> To unsubscribe, email xxx ate. gov . <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_johanns-iq/ iqtrk.gif?crop=18182.55711268.12072450.14749790>


Senator Johanns e-Update
November 27, 2012

Today, I joined my colleague Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) in filing an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to clear hurdles for returning veterans in search of civilian jobs. The amendment, , encourages states to consider the training service members receive during active duty when determining eligibility for state licenses and certifications.

Many of our servicemen and women perform technical jobs like operating heavy machinery or serving as a paramedic, and do so with great skill in a demanding environment. Yet when their tour of duty is complete, they often find they don't meet the certification requirements outlined by state licensing agencies to do the same job at home. The HIRE at Home amendment seeks to do away with this common yet unnecessary hurdle that often stands between veterans and civilian employment.

The high unemployment rate of our young veterans is unacceptable. The unemployment rate of post-9/11 veterans is 10 percent and more than 15 percent for female veterans – rates well above the national average – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Helping our returning veterans find good jobs here at home is a small gesture of thanks compared to what they have done to protect our freedoms.

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