You have to give Trump credit. He promised to make jobs a top priority as president and he’s working his butt off to keep that promise.
This week, he met with the CEO of Delta Airlines and things went very well.
The The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Delta to hire 25,000 workers, CEO meets with Trump
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced after a meeting of airline chiefs with President Donald Trump that the carrier plans to hire 25,000 people over the next five years.
Atlanta-based Delta has about 80,000 employees around the world, and hires regularly in some areas due to turnover. The 25,000 figure includes a combination of growth and backfilling attrition, but Delta did not specify the breakdown.
And, the hiring could be contingent on other factors, including an issue Delta is pushing for action on in Washington related to competition from Middle East carriers.
Bastian in a written statement released after the Thursday morning meeting of airline CEOs with Trump at the White House said the hiring would be done “with the support of a level playing field globally.”
Delta executives have been raising concerns about what they say is an un-level playing field with Middle East carriers that they say unfairly receive subsidies from their governments and fly to the United States.
Bastian called the meeting with Trump “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.”
Things are going to get much better, folks.
It’s only just starting!