Yesterday Ford announced their intention to scrap their plans to invest in a new production plant in Mexico, and instead will be expanding their factory in Michigan resulting in the creation of 700 new jobs, which they attributed to Trump’s future business friendly policies.
This is just the latest new jobs announcement tied to Donald Trump and the anticipation that companies have for his “pro-growth” policies once he takes office. Upon Ford’s chairmen, Bill Ford Jr. making public his plans to invest more heavily in domestic jobs and production, Trump thanked him directly in a subsequent Tweet, showing an unprecedented level of involvement in incentivizing companies to invest in American operations..
Thank you to Ford for scrapping a new plant in Mexico and creating 700 new jobs in the U.S. This is just the beginning – much more to follow
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
Trump has made job creation and economic growth one of the core components of his administration, promising to do away with regulations that increase the operating costs of businesses, which only serves to make cheap foreign labor a more attractive option. He has also promised that for every regulation created, two will be eliminated to start paving the way for less restrictions on businesses.
The president-elect is still two weeks away from officially taking office, but in the time since he won the election, he has had a direct role in the creation of over 60,000 new American jobs.
Below is a summary of Trump’s involvement with various companies and their announcements of new production plants, investments and jobs for the American people. You can stay updated on all the latest jobs created by our president-elect by checking out the Trump American Jobs Tracker.
Total American Jobs Gained by Donald Trump
|700||1/3/2017||Ford||Ford Chairman Bill Ford Jr. announced that the company is canceling plans to invest $1.6 billion in a new plant in Mexico, and will be expanding their plant in Michigan, while investing $700 Million in the operation and creating 700 jobs in the process. Ford attributed this decision to Trump by saying, “We’re also encouraged by the pro-growth policies that President-elect Trump and the new Congress have indicated that they will pursue.”Read More >>|
|8,000||12/28/2016||Sprint/OneWeb||As part of the previous deal Trump made with Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son to bring in 50,000 new jobs, Sprint has agreed to create or bring back 5,000 jobs to the United States in addition to OneWeb creating 3,000 new positions. “They’re taking them from other countries. They’re bringing them back to the United States, a nice change,” Trump said regarding Sprint’s announcement. Read More >>|
|10,000||12/8/2016||U.S. Steel||The CEO of the Pittsburgh based company U.S. Steel, Mario Longhi, announced that he would happy to hire back employees that have been laid off due to massive amounts of regulations and high corporate taxes, which could amount to around 10,000 new jobs. Federal jobs numbers indicate more than 16,000 steel industry workers have been laid off since January 2015 alone. Mr. Longhi said “Mr. Trump’s victory created an environment of positive optimism.” Mr. Longhi also explained the crushing impact of government regulations by saying, “There was a point in time in the past couple years that I was having to hire more lawyers to try to interpret these new regulations than I was hiring … engineers. That doesn’t make any sense.” Read More >>|
|50,000||12/6/2016||Softbank||Donald Trump met with Softbank CEO and Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son to negotiate new investments in America, which will result in 50,000 jobs gained along with $50 billion invested in the country’s businesses. Masa Son stated that he would never have made this deal if Donald Trump had not been elected as president. Read More >>|
|1,000||11/30/2016||Carrier Air Conditioner||Donald Trump and Mike Pence negotiated with Carrier Air Conditioner to save 1,000 American jobs from going to Mexico, as the company had planned to close their production plant in Indiana. Trump made Carrier one of his prime examples of American jobs being shipped overseas and the impact it was having on the middle class workers. Only weeks after winning the election, Trump was already busy making good on his promises to save/create American jobs. Read More >>|