America is waiting on pins and needles to find out if the “Trump effect” is real or merely a fleeting moment of excitement. Sure, an American company here or there can promise to move a plant or some jobs, but of course they are trying to gain media attention.
When the rubber meets the road and Donald Trumps is President, will we truly see an explosion of economic growth like we haven’t seen since World War II? It looks like we won’t have to wait long for our answer.
Trump sat down in a historic meeting in December with Silicon Valley’s biggest executives, including Elon Musk, Tim Cook, Larry Page, Peter Thiel and Jeff Bezos. While many had speculated this would be a contentious sit-down, instead it appeared to be highly constructive and encouraging.
And now we’re seeing some fruit from the discussion. Like, 100,000 pieces of fruit. Take note, America: this is how you make a deal!
Amazon.com will create more than 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs across the U.S. over the next 18 months. The new additions will take the U.S. full-time workforce from 180,000 in 2016 to more than 280,000 by mid-2018.
The new jobs will be nationwide and cut across functions from software developers and engineers to entry-level positions, the company said. Most will be in fulfillment centers currently under construction in states including Texas, California and New Jersey. Amazon says it has created more than 150,000 jobs in the U.S. over the past five years.
While Amazon hasn’t made mention of that meeting or the reasons why it is adding to the U.S. workforce in such an explosive manner, increasing its growth rate from the past few years, it’s plainly obvious. Trump’s direct encouragement to America’s industry leaders to help him make America great again, coupled with promises for better tax law and a friendlier business environment in the U.S., is spurring Amazon to go big and stay home.
100,000 jobs? It sounds like Amazon is trying to keep up the best it can with Jack Ma’s million job promise. The Trump Effect is in full swing!
If only we had a businessman running the country in 2009, maybe our long, painful road to recovery would not have been so long. The American people deserve a big thanks for making the right choice this time around, and the promises for explosive growth are already starting to become a reality.