Construction, Manufacturing Jobs Up 600% in Trump’s First Year
This is a stunning statistic. Thanks to Trump’s business expertise construction, manufacturing jobs are up 600% in the US in his first year as president.
In order to own 2018, Republicans need to continue to keep their promises.
African-American unemployment hits lowest rate in history
It has taken less than one year of Trump regulation-cutting, and just the prospect of tax reform, to create the best employment prospects for African-Americans in history, according to employment data just released this morning. Christopher Rugaber of the Associated Press reports:
The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for a third straight month, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said Friday. (Snip)The unemployment rate for African-Americans dropped to a record low of 6.8 percent.To be sure, there is still a gap between the black rate and the general population rate, but it is a modest 2.7 percent, regrettable but far better than the historic data:
40 Companies Who Gave Bonuses and Pay Raises Thanks To Trump’s Tax Reform
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Bonus Ticker: At least 932,195 Americans (and counting) will receive special bonuses from their employer thanks to tax reform
AAON — $1,000 bonus checks to 2,000 employees
“We are very appreciative of all AAON employees and want to commemorate the passing of this historic, economy-stimulating tax reform law. While most employees are shareholders of the company and benefit as a result of the new tax law, we felt it appropriate to provide a more direct recognition of their importance to AAON’s future success.” — CEO Norman H. Asbjornson
AT&T — $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 employees; $1 billion increase in capital expenditures.
“Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world. Tax reform will drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs. In fact, we will increase our U.S. investment and pay a special bonus to our U.S. employees.” – Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson
AccuWeather – year-end bonuses to all employees. (Approx. 450 – 500 employees)
“The bonuses are possible due to the company’s robust financial performance in 2017 and strong confidence in the growing U.S. and global economy now that the Tax Bill has passed.” – AccuWeather press release
Aflac – increase 401(k) match from 50% to 100% on the first 4% of compensation plus one-time $500 contribution to every employee’s 401(k); $250 million increase in overall U.S. investment.
“We are pleased that these tax reforms provide Aflac with an opportunity to increase our investments in initiatives that reflect our company values; providing for our employees in the long and short term, ensuring future growth for our company and giving back to the community.” — Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos
American Airlines — $1,000 bonuses for every employee (excluding officers). The bonuses will total $130 million. AA had 127,600 employees as of Sept. 2017.
“Recent tax reform has received much publicity. While the company does not yet pay cash taxes due to our enormous losses in the past, there is no doubt that our country’s new tax structure will have positive long-term benefits for American. We will be able to invest even more in aircraft and facilities, and we will be able to do so with even greater confidence about the future. As we analyze those potential future benefits, our leadership team, backed by our Board of Directors, considered how a portion of that positive impact might be directly shared with the very people who produce the profits at American—all of you.
We are pleased to announce that in light of this new tax structure and in recognition of our outstanding team members, American will distribute $1,000 to each team member (excluding Officers) at our mainline and wholly owned regional carriers. These distributions will total approximately $130 million and will be made in the first quarter of 2018.” – American Airlines press release
American Bank – $1,000 bonuses for 60 employees