You may remember these words from Donald Trump when he was running for president:
“A Trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving America, and we will stop the jobs from leaving Minnesota.”
President Trump said that during an event in Minneapolis in November 2016, just days before the election. However, since that date, U.S. companies have sent over 90,000 jobs overseas. That figure topped the numbers from 2012, 2014, and 2015, when Barack Obama was president.
While that’s bad news for American workers, it gets worse. Many of the companies responsible for offshoring jobs received fat government contracts during the Trump administration. In fact, according to employment data charted by Good Jobs Nation and Public Citizen, federal contractors alone outsourced 10,269 jobs while taking over $19 billion in government money.
Never before in U.S. history have federal contractors sent so many jobs overseas. Here are the contractors that are offshoring the most jobs under Donald Trump, including the parent company of Carrier.
9. Hewlett Packard
Trump administration contracts: $1.04 billion
Outsourced jobs since 2016 election: 125
Hewlett Packard is a multinational computer company, with headquarters in Palo Alto, California. It struggled to keep pace with the ever-changing tech world over the past decade and continues to cut expenses when possible. In September 2017, Bloomberg reported Hewlett Packard plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or about 10% of its job force. It’s also No. 9 in terms of federal contractors offshoring jobs.