Obama to promote ways for veterans to find work

WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is outlining new ways to help veterans find work in a tough economy.

The move comes as the president presses Congress to approve part of his jobs agenda that would give incentives to hire former members of the military.

Just ahead of Veterans’ Day, Obama plans to meet Monday with leading veterans’ groups while promoting steps his administration is taking to help veterans find jobs.

It’s part of a larger effort by the White House to draw contrasts with congressional Republicans who have opposed his jobs legislation a year before the 2012 election.

Obama has signed executive orders to help strapped homeowners and college students in recent weeks, saying he does not want to wait for Congress to act.