With just one week to go before his inauguration, the economic coattails of Donald Trump’s victory continue.
The stock market is up, optimism has soared and companies left and right are bringing jobs back to America.
The latest is Amazon, whose chairman, Jeff Bezos, has shown no love for the President Elect. He also owns the liberal Washington Post.
But at Amazon, they’ve announced they will be adding 100,000 American jobs over the next 18 months – increasing their workforce to 280,000.
“These new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels—from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training,” they said in a press release. “Many of the roles will be in new fulfillment centers that have been announced over the past several months and are currently under construction in Texas, California, Florida, New Jersey and many other states across the country.”
Of course, Bezos’ own media companies and other Leftist outlets will likely claim this is all some sort of coincidence, but eventually they might come around. Some have already jumped on board:
— CNET (@CNET) January 12, 2017
Since his election victory in November, Trump has prodded US companies to keep their jobs in the United States and threatened to levy tariffs on those that leave, but sell their goods back into the country.
Trump promoted Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s work to keep more jobs in a Carrier plant in Indiana that was slated to move to Mexico. He also congratulated Ford for abandoning a plan to build a new factory in Mexico, instead investing more in Michigan.
Bezos has a testy relationship with the president-elect, having said Trump was eroding democracy “on the edges” by threatening to jail his political opponents. In late 2015, Trump also claimed Amazon wasn’t paying its fair share of taxes, to which Bezos, who also founded the Blue Origin spacecraft company, jokingly offered to send Trump into outer space.
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