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Experts anticipate how long it might take for Trump to fulfill promise on job growth

Supporters anticipate new jobs with new president
Posted at 5:34 PM, Nov 09, 2016

A day after voters elected Donald Trump as president, supporters now look forward to the promises ahead. 

 "All we can do is hope that he's able to do what he said he's going to do," said David Peacock, a veteran, who up until seven years ago was homeless. 

He now lives at the Liberty Manor for Veterans home. 

He pays a little more than $600 a month and shares the home with other veterans. 

The non-profit helps veterans have a place to live, providing food, utilities and other services. 

Peacock says an injury stopped him from being able to work, but he's concerned about his colleagues who have trouble finding jobs regardless. 

"It's very hard," he said. 

Now, with a new president, he says there's a new atmosphere within the house. 

"The best I can say is that it's hopeful," he said, "I mean he hasn't started yet, so nobody knows what's going to happen." 

Trump offered hope to many veterans throughout his campaign, promising to offer better help than what they have now. 

"A lot of people were for Trump in here," he said. 

Trump also promised to bring more jobs,  with a plan to create 25 million new jobs in the U.S. during the next decade. 

"In my opinion he knows what it takes to run a business," said Terry O'Grady, a financial planner. "He knows it's not the government that creates jobs, it's companies that create jobs." 

O'Grady says it could take time, a year or more, before we see an influx of job openings. 

"I think no matter who won, at least now there are some answers," he said, "some finish to this thing and then they can decide what they want to do." 

Peacock won't say with total certainty that things will change with Trump as president.

"A lot of it will be determined by congress," he said. 

However, he is hopeful that change will come. 

"I'm hoping that he'll be able to do what he said he was going to do for veterans," he said.