Trump takes credit for new Sprint jobs #ThanksDonald
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President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday touted announcements from two companies that plan to hire workers in the U.S. as evidence that confidence in the domestic markets is booming as he prepares to take office.
Speaking to reporters outside of his Mar-a-lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., Trump said management at the phone company Sprint, which will add 5,000 people to its U.S. workforce, and OneWeb, a new technology company that plans to bring on 3,000 workers, called to inform him of their decisions on Wednesday.
The new jobs at both companies appear to be related to an announcement Trump made earlier this month about a $50 billion U.S. investment by Japanese tech company SoftBank, which said it will introduce 50,000 new jobs into the country.