A job fair in Atlanta designed for Georgia military veterans attracted thousands of job-seekers from across the state.

Thursday’s event at the Georgia World Congress Center took place the same day Gov. Nathan Deal announced several statewide initiatives geared toward helping the state’s military veterans.

They include Troops to Trucks, a program to help veterans find employment in the transportation industry. The initial pilot program will focus on accelerating the licensing process for military personnel at Fort Benning to receive a Commercial Driver’s license, or CDL, Deal said in a statement.

In Atlanta, officials were predicting that around 5,000 job seekers would visit the Georgia Jobs For Veterans Career Expo on Thursday. It was organized by the Georgia Department of Labor and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development.


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