Will there be more jobs in the Trump era?

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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RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of yourcareerservice.com. For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.