What politicians don’t get: companies don’t want to create jobs
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President-elect Donald Trump gave more details today about a deal with the air conditioner company Carrier to retain about half the jobs it had planned to outsource to Mexico. About 1,000 jobs will stay, but it appears that Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, may still move as many or more jobs.
More manufacturing jobs disappearing than staying? That’s a familiar script. The corporate strategy at many companies — manufacturers or otherwise — is to cut jobs, not create them.
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