Wisconsin, United States – President Trump signed a new executive order dubbed “Buy American, Hire American” and displayed the signed executive order at the headquarters of a tool company Snap-on; a manufacturer and marketer of high-end tools and equipment to professional tool users in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
After touring a Snap-on tools plant in Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon, Trump signed an executive order pushing the hiring of domestic workers by American companies.
The measure aims to make it more difficult for business establishments to hire lower-wage foreign workers, particularly through changes to the H-1B visa program for skilled workers used by many Silicon Valley and Outsourcing companies to bring in foreign workers. The order will also have a review of government rules related to the use of American companies for federal contracts.
“We are sending a powerful signal to the world. We are going to protect our workers, defend our jobs and finally put America first,” Trump said Tuesday.
Tuesday’s executive order comes as part of Trump’s directive to push US business to invest more money domestically and create jobs for American workers.
“We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams. … We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American,” Trump said at his inaugural address in January.