Donald Trump has convinced Sprint to return 5,000 outsourced jobs to the U.S.:
Weeks after meeting with Sprint Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son, President-elect Trump announced Wednesday that the wireless phone company will soon move thousands of outsourced manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
“We have some very good news,” the incoming Republican president told reporters outside his beachside resort in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday afternoon. “Because of what’s happening and the spirit and the hope, I was just called by the head people at Sprint and they’re going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the U.S. They’re taking them back from other countries.”
Trump also announced that OneWeb, a space startup in which Sprint has a 40 percent stake, plans to hire 3,000 Americans in the coming year.
On the surface, this is good news. We’re happy Americans are being put to work. We hope the President elect is using his powers of persuasion, and not corporate welfare handouts to get things done.