|2016.09.15||Trump Vows to Create 25 Million Jobs Over Next Decade nytimes.com (See also Promises vs Actions)|
"Over the next 10 years, our economic team estimates that under our plan the economy will average 3.5 percent growth and create a total of 25 million new jobs. You can visit our website, just look at the math, it works."
|2016.12.08||Andrew Puzder is almost certain to approach his job as Labor secretary from the standpoint of an employer of low-wage workers, not as an advocate for those employees. latimes.com (See also Andrew Puzder, Department of Labor, Blue-Collar Workers)|
|2016.12.08||Trump's pick for Labor Secretary is an outspoken critic of worker protections enacted by the Obama administration and minimum wage. nytimes.com (See also Andrew Puzder, Department of Labor, Blue-Collar Workers)|
|2017.01.11||Former employees of Carl's Jr., Puzder's company, testified today on Capitol Hill, but not at Puzder's confirmation hearing. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) shot down the Democrat request to allow them to testify. m.motherjones.com (See also Andrew Puzder, Department of Labor, Alexander Acosta)|
"I honestly can’t think of anyone less qualified to enforce laws that are supposed to protect employees."
|2017.01.17||General Motors announced a $1B U.S. investment, but the company stresses that this move was not influenced by the president-elect. nbcnews.com (See also False Statements)|
|2017.01.20||Trump's inaugural address calls for people to "buy American and hire American," but his trademark "Make America Great Again hats" are made overseas. reuters.com|
|2017.01.23||Trump’s press secretary said the federal workforce has seen a "dramatic expansion." It has not. vox.com (See also False Statements, Assaults on Facts)|
|2017.01.24||A look at the jobs the Keystone XL Pipeline would create under Trump's executive order forbes.com (See also First 100 Days, Keystone XL Pipeline, Canada)|
Construction jobs would be under 10,000 and temporary.
|2017.02.02||Ivanka Trump seeks ways to promote women in the workforce during D.C. soiree with business leaders. politico.com (See also Ivanka Trump, Women, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.02.02||Protesters say the president's trip to a Wisconsin Harley-Davidson factory was canceled after they announced plans to demonstrate. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.08||The unanswered question in Trump’s announcement of a $7 billion Intel investment. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.23||Trump turns to manufacturing executives to help him develop measures to bring jobs back to the U.S., giving those business leaders a potentially influential hand in shaping his still-evolving economic policies. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.03||White House announces that the Keystone XL pipeline is exempt from Trump's executive order requiring pipelines use American steel because the order specifies new construction and repairs.The Keystone XL does not meet those criteria because it is already under construction. thehill.com (See also Keystone XL Pipeline, First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.10||Trump fails to beat Obama's jobs performance numbers. shareblue.com (See also First 100 Days, Promises vs Actions)|
|2017.06.06||Pruitt’s claim that ‘almost 50,000 jobs’ have been gained in coal is false washingtonpost.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Assaults on Facts)|
The number of new coal jobs since Trump became President is closer to 4,000 at best, as the administration is trying to spin other job labels to suggest a much larger increase.
|2017.06.22||Trump delivered speeches from factories at Boeing and Carrier, taking credit for the jobs he was saving, but they are now cutting hundreds of those positions. buzzfeed.com (See also False Statements, Domestic Policy)|
|2017.11.17||The Trump administration has plans to stop granting work permits to spouses of H-1B holders, a move that would overturn a 2015 rule and affect thousands of foreigners currently in the United States. sfchronicle.com (See also Immigration)|
About 100,000 spouses and children of H-1B visa holders come to the US on H-4 visas each year.
|2017.12.05||The Department of Labor proposed a rule change to its tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, rescinding "portions of tip regulations” on restaurants, which would allow employers to pocket tips from their employees as long as those employees earn minimum wage. thetakeout.com (See also Department of Labor, Blue-Collar Workers)|
|2017.12.14||Donald Trump called Rupert Murdoch on Thursday and congratulated him ahead of a deal for Walt Disney Co. to buy some of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox Inc., while also making sure that Fox News wasn’t part of the deal. bloomberg.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.22||Donald Trump promised to protect steel while campaigning, but his pledge to do something has actually done more harm than good, as layoffs are coming instead. nytimes.com (See also False Statements, 2016 Campaign)|
|2018.01.18||Haitian farmers and other laborers seeking to come to the United States through temporary work visas will no longer be eligible. mcclatchydc.com (See also Department of Homeland Security, Racism)|
|2018.02.20||During his first six months in office, Donald Trump frequently told the story of how he spontaneously came up with an idea to force energy companies to build pipelines with American-made steel and pipes, but in the six months since a deadline for the plan passed, Trump has dropped the idea from his stump speech and rarely mentions the plan, going "radio silent." cnbc.com (See also Reversals, Domestic Policy)|
|2018.05.25||The Department of Homeland Security has officially proposed cancelling the International Entrepreneur Rule, which allows foreign entrepreneurs to legally stay in the U.S. to build their companies, provided they meet a host of business requirements. axios.com (See also Department of Homeland Security, Economy)|
|2018.06.01||Donald Trump hyped up the monthly jobs report on Twitter an hour before it was released, potentially enabling stock market manipulation. nymag.com (See also Economy, Corruption, Legal Issues)|
|2018.06.06||Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs. reuters.com (See also Economy, Trade)|
|2018.07.06||Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club has applied for permission to hire 61 foreign workers to serve as waiters and cooks during the winter social season in Palm Beach, Florida. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigration, Hypocrisy, Trump Business)|
The job postings show that, despite Trump's insistence that immigration is holding down wages and crowding out native-born American workers, his club believes it cannot find any Americans in South Florida who are qualified to hold two very common restaurant industry jobs.
|2018.08.09||The Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian newsprint is hastening the demise of local newspapers across the country, forcing already-struggling publications to cut staff, reduce the number of days they print and, in at least one case, shutter entirely. nytimes.com (See also Foreign Policy)|
|2018.08.14||White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders falsely claimed that Donald Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as his predecessor Barack Obama did during his entire time in office. bloomberg.com (See also Black Americans, False Statements)|
|2018.10.29||Every time Donald Trump mentions the $110 billion arms deal he negotiated with Saudi Arabia last year, he quickly follows up, saying “It’s 500,000 jobs," but if he means new U.S. defense jobs, an internal document from Lockheed Martin forecasts fewer than 1,000 positions would be created by the defense contractor. reuters.com (See also False Statements, Saudi Arabia, Assaults on Facts)|