More than 133,000 Americans have been sacked since President Donald Trump took office 18 months ago, according to a study by an advocacy group, Good Jobs Nation.
In a new report, Broken Promises #2, the group said Trump administration has actually been encouraging companies to ship jobs abroad. And they are doing so in record numbers.
The study showed that Trump administration has awarded more than $50 billion in new federal contracts to companies that continue to shutter U.S. factories as they seek cheaper labour abroad.
As a result, top federal contractors – Carrier’s parent company United Technologies, General Motors, Honeywell and Siemens – are now offshoring jobs at the fastest rate since the Great Recession. In fact, annual offshoring by taxpayer-funded corporations under Trump is on track to be three times greater than under the Obama and Bush administrations, the report said.
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump is campaigning in battleground states with a new slogan: “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”