You know, Ohio is a home to more than 890,000 veterans, making our state the nation's sixth-largest population of veterans.
Despite their service, a high number of veterans struggle to find work. Just as we invest in our servicemembers while they're on the battlefield, we should do the same when they return home.
You know, too many recently-returned veterans have struggled to find work. These men and women who fought to keep our country safe shouldn't have to fight for a job when they come home!
I want to tell them about the U.S Department of Transportation, and VA's new websites designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. This websites will link to the Veterans Transportation Career Center, where veterans can enter their specific military work experience, and see how it translates to jobs in the civilian transportation industry.
This site will guide veterans to jobs in five positions from aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver, and emergency medical services. Veterans seeking work can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their background, and search for available jobs in their field. Here are the websites: www.dot.gov and www.va.gov.
You know, our veterans deserve our nation's full support, And they deserve elected officials who are willing to put partisan battles aside to ensure that returning veterans have jobs to ease their transition into civilian life ... I hope this will help them.
Robert D. Carnes Sr.