Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement today praising President Obama's Veterans Jobs Corps initiative, which aims to lower the unemployment rate among veterans. Through a series of grants, the Veterans Jobs Corps initiative would train and put veterans to work on local projects and place them in positions that utilize the skills they developed in the military.
"I commend President Obama for making veteran unemployment a priority in his administration. The brave men and women of our military have made significant sacrifices for of our country," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "We should be doing everything we can to make sure they have jobs when they return home from serving our country."
Congresswoman Sánchez currently sits on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. Last year, Sánchez introduced the "Veteran Success Enhancement Act of 2011" (H.R. 3329) to provide disabled veterans with rehabilitation and job training.