Donald Trump wants people to “buy American and hire American.” Now, the latter demand is being met in a big way. This week, Charter Communication CEO Tom Rutledge promised to hire thousands of American workers.
President Donald Trump met with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Charter Communication CEO Tom Rutledge to announce thousands of new jobs returning to the U.S. from overseas. The company will hire 20,000 new positions over the next four years — 800 in Texas.
Charter Communications “brought back many jobs that had been shipped overseas,” President Trump said in an Oval Office announcement. “When American workers win, America as a country wins.
“I am thrilled to announce that Charter Communications has committed to investing $25 billion here in the United States and is committed further to hiring 20,000 American workers over the next four years,” the President announced in a video streamed live from the Oval Office. “Charter has also pledged to completely end its offshore call centers.”
The President said 100 percent of Charter’s call centers would be based in the U.S.
“We have a President that is living up to his campaign promise, and that is to create more jobs,” Governor Abbott said while sitting next to the President in the Oval Office. “I want to thank Charter Communication for expanding in the great state of Texas. We’re happy that this first tranche of your expansion is in the Rio Grande Valley, In McAllen, Texas.”
The speed at which Trump is cutting these deals is truly staggering. Trump may have loft ambitions for the American economy, but his track record so far suggests that he's likely to be successful. Once his administration starts putting their own policies to work, the speed at which the economy is growing will only get faster.