April 20th, 2012
05:14 PM ET

J.R. Martinez: We must find jobs for U.S. veterans

Editor's note: Overseas, they fight for freedom. In America, they fight for jobs. “Voters in America: Vets Wanted?” is the first part of a CNN In America documentary series on American voters. J.R. Martinez narrates the documentary re-airing May 19th at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

J.R. Martinez knows what it takes to survive after war, and what comes after - he found success acting, and as a "Dancing with the Stars" champion. But many vets face hardships, especially when it comes to employment.

“When they come home is really when the real battle begins.” Martinez said.

Martinez said the government has done a great job to help U.S vets, but there are still gaps that need to be filled.

“This is a good opportunity to educate America on what the gaps are and how we as everyday Americans can, and what we can do to contribute to closing this gap," he said.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. mikey

    The country OWES jobs to all honorably discharged Veterans...however, after 40 years neglect Vietnam Veterans are Still suffering, Still neglected...the treatment of our Veterans is deplorable !! There is NO excuse to the neglect to our Veterans, after all we seem to have all sorts of monies to have political party's..political pay increases, and to spend Billions overseas so other countries can use these funds to supply the very enemies of the U. S. "Voters in America" that used to mean something...Today, it too is ignored..Thank you for your efforts, however, the majority of politicians DON'T CARE !!

    May 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AMERICA 1st

    Get rid of all the illegal mexs and therd be plenty of jobs!

    April 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICA 1st

    I agree on finding jobs for the brave men and women who have served in our gallant armed services. Get all of the illegal trash and garbage out of the USA and there would be plenty of jobs for our brave AMERICAN veterans!

    April 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |