The U.K.-based mattress maker United Continental Holdings has announced it will invest $3.9 billion to create more than 1,400 jobs in China.
The announcement came during a conference call with investors Thursday, where the company said it would open two factories in China and invest more than $4 billion in the region.
United Continental said the investment will create more jobs and generate more income for its Chinese workforce than any other manufacturing project in the United States.
The company said the $3-billion investment is expected to generate more than 10,000 new jobs in the country.
The company said that will bring its total to over 8,000 jobs in a city of about 100,000 people.
United States President Donald Trump’s administration has criticized the country’s trade practices with China, accusing it of unfairly subsidizing the country in order to boost exports.
The U-turn came after the president’s administration and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said they would work to reverse the move.
United Airlines announced this month that it would eliminate more than 4,400 full-time jobs at its U.D. hub in Atlanta.
The airline said that it had already announced plans to cut nearly 2,500 jobs.