Donald Trump said Wednesday that Sprint will bring 5,000 jobs back to the United States from overseas, while he said another company OneWeb will add 3,000 jobs in the U.S.
The president-elect said the deal "was done through" SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, a Japanese billionaire and technology investor. Earlier this month, the pair announced in New York that SoftBank agreed to invest $50 billion in the U.S. and aimed to create 50,000 jobs.
SoftBank owns about 80 percent of Sprint and has about a 40 percent stake in OneWeb, according to The Wall Street Journal. It is unclear whether the positions announced Wednesday were part of the previously announced agreement.I think it is pretty clear this is part of the 50,000 Son promised.
Americans must get ready for these jobs, as Newt Gingrich wrote on Tuesday:
President-elect Trump has said that his administration will be focused on three very important words: Jobs, jobs, jobs.
He has outlined a bold agenda to achieve 4 percent economic growth in America, and much of that agenda involves undoing the Obama administration’s disastrous regulations that get in the way of job creation.
But job creation is only half the challenge. Americans must have the skills necessary to do the jobs that are created under this new, more dynamic economy.
Meeting this goal will also require undoing the harmful actions of the Obama administration, specifically the devastating impact his Department of Education is having on career education in America.
Career education is distinct from the four-year Bachelor of Arts and Science programs you might think of as higher education. Career education certificates and associate degrees typically take 1 or 2 years, respectively, and rather than providing a broad-based education, they are specifically tailored to prepare students for specific jobs.Much of that education comes from for-profit schools.
You see any welding classes at Harvard?
West Virginia State College?
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