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    Trump announced on Wednesday that telecommunications company Sprint and aerospace company OneWeb will create 8,000 jobs in the United States.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — President-elect Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that telecommunications company Sprint and aerospace company OneWeb will create 8,000 jobs in the United States.

    "We have a combination of Sprint for 5,000 jobs, and that’s coming from all over the world and they’re coming back into the United States, which is a nice change," Trump told reporters on Wednesday. Also, OneWeb, 3,000 jobs, it’s a new company. It was done through Masa (SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son), terrific guy and we appreciate it."

    On December 6, Trump announced Japanese multinational telecommunications SoftBank Group, which owns large portion of the telecommunications company Sprint would invest some $50 billion in US businesses and create 50,000 new jobs.

    Trump underscored that Sprint considered the move only because he had won the presidential election.

    Softbank has recently invested $1 billion into OneWeb and became its strategic partner.

    Sprint is committed to working with Donald Trump's administration on bringing additional 5,000 jobs to its workforce, the telecommunication giant’s CEO Marcelo Claure said in a press release.

    "We are excited to work with President-Elect Trump and his Administration to do our part to drive economic growth and create jobs in the United States," Claure stated in the release on Wednesday.

    Claure said he anticipates the planned jobs would support different functions of his company, including the customer service and sales departments.

    The Sprint CEO added that the company would start discussions as soon as possible with its business partners as well as US states and cities on finding the right locations for its operations in the United States.


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