Montana has the second highest percentage of veterans per capita in the country. Thousands of our military members are returning from war and Montana's unemployment rate among veterans stands at nearly 21%. Less than 1% of Americans have served in our wars. We owe our veterans help reentering civilian life.
I will work with our local one-stop career centers and The UM Veterans' Center to make sure needed state resources are available to them. I am looking into the possibiliity of making sure jobs veterans did in the service is awarded credit toward certifications in positions like emergency medical technicial and heavy equipment operation. I will work with veterans' groups in every way I can.