If the President of the U.S. tweets about your company at 6 AM in the morning, you are bound to get butterflies in the stomach. Well, that was not the case with Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella.

U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump posted a tweet, alleging that Microsoft was not doing enough to keep jobs for American citizens. Nadella was unperturbed by these accusations.

"We're a U.S.-based company that operates worldwide and our predominant employment is in the United States," responded Nadella.

Nadella also remarked that Microsoft had created a "tremendous amount of high-paying jobs in the U.S."

American Presence

According to Microsoft's official website, the tech conglomerate has an excess of 113,000 people under its payroll. More than 64,000 of them are from the U.S.

Trump met with the CEOs of the top tech companies after his victory in the elections. Tech companies like Amazon and Tech30 had made rather publicized announcements about a prospective increase in jobs being offered to American citizens. This move was in sync with Trump winning the elections.

Responding to the accusations, Nadella has shared that despite Trump's victory, Microsoft has not made any changes or course corrections. He also added that Microsoft was a multinational company set up in the U.S., which operates responsibly in the country. The CEO also informed that Microsoft will continue to contribute to every country it is working with. 

This is not the first time that Trump has created a flutter on Twitter. The micro-blogging site has always been a happy hunting ground for the U.S. President-elect and his team. Trump's PR team used Twitter with full gusto during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections and many contribute his resounding victory to his Twitter campaign.

Trump had stated during his campaign that he has plans to create 25 million jobs for U.S. citizens. He continued to lay a lot of emphasis on high-paying jobs being made available to American citizens and is well on course to achieving the same.

Global Quotient

Microsoft has made its presence felt in many countries across the world and such a statement would further emphasize its stance as a truly global company. Nadella has maintained a clear stance of Microsoft holding up its fundamentals of being a multinational company, while providing majority of jobs to American citizens.

Trump's open comments on Microsoft's hiring policies have not worried Nadella much, but it will be interesting to see if and how the dynamics change once Trump is in power. Even though Nadella is strongly stating a global hiring scenario, Trump may cause the recruiting pattern to be changed and become more U.S.-centric.

This move may be a step towards Trump's vision of "making America great again."

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