President-elect Donald Trump has been spending the holidays vacationing at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, but that hasn’t stopped him from working on behalf of the American people to fulfill his campaign promise to restore our country.
Unlike President Barack Obama, who has spent eight years twiddling his thumbs, much less doing anything substantial while on his many vacations, Trump personally announced on Dec. 28 that two major companies would be bringing jobs back to the United States.
Both Sprint and OneWeb confirmed to the president-elect that the decision would result in thousands of jobs for American workers, according to Breitbart.
Sprint, a telecommunications company, pledged to bring back an impressive 5,000 jobs, while OneWeb, a new high-speed internet provider, announced its intention to hire 3,000 people — feats Trump attributed to “the spirit and the hope” of recent weeks since his historic election victory in November.
The Sprint announcement, in particular, boded well for the president-elect, whose chief campaign promise was about restoring jobs the U.S. had lost to other, more competitive and business-friendly countries.
“(Sprint has) taken (jobs) from other countries. They are bringing them back to the United States,” Trump enthusiastically announced.
The positions were part of a pledge from SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, a billionaire investor in technology who currently owns 80 percent of Sprint and has invested $1 billion in OneWeb, according to Breitbart.
Sprint’s 5,000 new jobs will reportedly be created in different areas of the company, including sales and customer care, and are slated to be ready by March 2018, Reuters reported.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said his company was excited to work with Trump and the new administration to promote economic growth in the U.S.
“We believe it is critical for business and government to partner together to create more job opportunities in the U.S. and ensure prosperity for all Americans,” Claure said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
OneWeb has planned to build a plant in Florida to produce low-cost satellites, which would open up 3,000 jobs at the company and its suppliers, according to Reuters.
He’s not even officially the president yet, and already Trump has surpassed the efforts of Obama to help our country get back to work.
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