President-elect Trump says Sprint will bring 5,000 jobs back to the U.S.
Love him or hate him, it can not be denied that President-elect Donald Trump is getting his hands dirty three weeks before he takes the Oath of Office. Just today, the man who said that he would be "the greatest jobs president that God ever created," announced that Sprint would be bringing 5,000 jobs back into the U.S.
Trump didn't specify from which country or countries the jobs are coming from, but he did make it clear that the return of the 5,000 Sprint jobs to the U.S. was arranged through SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. SoftBank is Sprint's parent company, having purchased 78% of the carrier for $21.6 billion back in July 2013. SoftBank was engaged in a fierce battle for Sprint with Dish Network.
In a statement, Sprint said that the job openings would be in customer service and in sales. However, a comment made by Sprint has us wondering if somehow it was pressured to open up these positions. The nation's fourth largest carrier said that it would talk with business partners, cities and states to determine where these 5,000 jobs will be available.
Some analysts believe that Sprint would like to be purchased by T-Mobile, and is bringing the 5,000 jobs back to the states in order to curry favor with the President-elect. Trump has already made negative remarks about big mergers after AT&T announced an acquisition of Time Warner back in October. These analysts seem to have things backward since the previous rumors have had Sprint interested in T-Mobile, not the other way around.