Wireless carrier Sprint announced today that they were making a commitment to either create or move jobs back to the U.S. during 2017. According to their announcement, the company plans to add 5,000 jobs to their U.S. workforce during the year. Spring CEO Marcelo Claure specifically indicates the move is part of an effort to “work with President-Elect Trump and his Administration to do our part to drive economic growth and create jobs in the U.S.”
Claure went on in his statement to express Sprint’s desire to hep “ensure prosperity for all Americans.” The carrier’s commitment will include new job opportunities throughout the organization’s functional areas, in particular the Customer Care and Sales teams. Sprint says they are just starting discussions with states, cities and their business partners to determine where it might make the most sense to locate and create these new jobs.
Sprint’s full press release is below:
Sprint Announces Commitment to Create or Bring Back to America 5,000 Jobs
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 28, 2016 – Today, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced a commitment to create or bring back to America 5,000 jobs. The company anticipates these jobs will support a variety of functions across the organization including its Customer Care and Sales teams. Sprint will begin discussions immediately with its business partners, states and cities to determine the right locations in the U.S. to create these jobs. The company expects to fulfill this commitment by the end of its fiscal year 2017 and will provide additional details when they are available.
“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 U.S.,” said Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. “We believe it is critical for business and government to partner together to create more job opportunities in the U.S. and ensure prosperity for all Americans.”
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 60.2 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2016 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.