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Trump Jobs Boom: Another Round of Companies Announce Investments in U.S.

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As Donald J. Trump continues to settle in at the White House, companies are still announcing new jobs and larger investments in America, many citing the president as their reason.

Before Donald Trump even took the oath of office, several companies announced new investments in America, some reversing plans to build facilities and create jobs in foreign countries. Such companies as Carrier Air Conditioners, Telecom company SoftBank, U.S. Steel, and others quickly announced tens of thousands of new jobs and billions in investments in the U.S.

The Trump jobs boom continued after inauguration day with Ford Motors, Amazon.com, aerospace company Lockheed Martin, Walmart, and others jumping into the jobs boom.

And as we approach Trump’s third week in office, the jobs boom continues.

Fiat Investing $1 Billion in U.S., Creating 2,000 Jobs

Fiat-Chrysler announced in January that it would invest $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio. The investment is expected to add up to 2,000 jobs to the company’s U.S. workforce.

Kroger Grocery Chain to Add 10,000 jobs

Supermarket giant Kroger has announced that it is adding about 10,000 full-time workers in the coming year.

“Kroger’s growth trajectory continues to create opportunities for our people to advance their careers — and to do that in a fun, team environment with great benefits,” Kroger group vice president of human resources and labor relations Tim Massa said in a press release.

Apple Computer Supplier Expands U.S. Manufacturing with $7 Billion Investment

One of Apple computer company’s biggest suppliers, Foxconn, has announced a $7 billion investment in the U.S. with plans to build a new factory in America and offering up to 50,000 new jobs.

At the end of January, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said that the company may build its new plant in Pennsylvania, but other options are still being considered.

Response Packaging Expands in South Carolina

Returnable packaging manufacturer, Response Packaging, is expanding its facility in Greenville, South Carolina, due to the expansion of the auto industry in the region. The company expects to hire at least 100 new employees to keep up with demand for its products.

Dairy Company Expanding in New York After $12 Million Investment

Grober Nutrition, a Canadian company, has opened a $12 million facility in Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York, and is hiring to get the plant in full operation.

“We were looking for a bigger presence in the U.S. and we were interested in the Greek yogurt byproduct called acid whey,” said Jurian Bartelse, the vice president at Grober Nutrition. “New York, of course, is the yogurt capital and it became a very attractive site for us.”

Toyota adding 400 jobs, $600M at Indiana Plant

Toyota motors announced it intends to add some 400 jobs at its manufacturing plant in Indiana. The company will also invest an additional $600 million in the factory.

The announcement was made a short time after President Trump criticized the company for building facilities in Mexico.

Intel to Invest $7 Billion, Add 3,000 Jobs in Arizona

During a meeting with President Donald Trump, Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich announced an investment of $7 billion in a factory in Arizona that will add jobs for up to 3,000 people.

“America has a unique combination of talent, a vibrant business environment and access to global markets, which has enabled U.S. companies like Intel to foster economic growth and innovation,” Krzanich said. “Our factories support jobs — high-wage, high-tech manufacturing jobs that are the economic engines of the states where they are located.”

Delta Airlines to Hire 25,000 New Employees After Meeting with Trump

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced that his company plans to hire 25,000 more employees over the next five years. The announcement came after a group of airline chiefs met with President Trump.

The airline CEO said the meeting with Trump was “a positive discussion about many of the major issues facing U.S. travelers, airline employees and the aviation industry, which is a vital economic engine for America.”

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