A wave of popular outrage by Americans who felt left out, carried President- Elect Trump to victory. This, according to an article in the Economist that said Trump’s victory was powered in part by ordinary Americans who have not shared in their country’s prosperity.
Earnings are still lower than they were in the 1970s. And nobody has to tell you about the pathetic job market. If you are unemployed, you can find hope in this election if—and only if— the president-elect can deliver on his promises.
Trump promised to spend heavily on programs that would create lots jobs in construction, steel manufacturing, and other sectors. House democrats seem to want the same thing. “We can work together to quickly pass a robust infrastructure jobs bill,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a tweet by Jonathan Martin of The New York Times.
Trump’s campaign promises of “jobs, jobs, jobs” and a better economy is easier said than done. However, Ronald Regan’s Administration it. And so did Bill Clinton’s. The economy improved and more jobs were created under those administrations.
Although we must wait and see, President-Elect Trump could very well be good for jobs and the economy. Stay tuned.
You might also enjoy reading “How to find a job in a jobless era,” a previous post on Your Career Service.
RANDY PLACE is author of “Your One Minute Job Finding Coach.” It’s about how to find a job and manage your career.
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