A state senator wants the governor and state government agencies to support programs to help military people make the transition to the business world.
Senate Minority Whip Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake, told the Business and Labor Committee on Wednesday that one example is the "Helmets to Hardhats" program helping National Guard, reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.
Davis said he will perhaps have a committee consider a support resolution at its August meeting.
"It's very discouraging for us to see returning servicemen and women who are unable to find employment," Dennis McFall, deputy director of the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, told the committee. "Either they do not have the needed training or the education, or their employer when they left failed to live up to the military requirement for placing them back in the position when they left."