New initiative to help veterans find truck driver jobs

If veterans come home from active duty seeking truck driver jobs, a new initiative by President Obama will help them achieve their goal.

Obama announced executive orders Nov. 7 to give tax credits to employers who hire post-9/11 veterans and wounded warriors, as well as enhanced career counseling and related services for veterans.

The president, flanked by veterans association representatives in the White House Rose Garden, expressed concern that unemployment continues to increase among post-9/11 veterans, despite the skills and attributes they have to offer.

The initiative is also expected to help connect veterans with Tampa jobs.