Donald Trump’s administration is bringing on an outside help desk to help fill the jobs of the virtual assistant workforce, and it’s one of the most important changes in the Trump administration’s hiring efforts.
The White House is hiring Zoho, a virtual assistant consulting firm that has helped more than 20,000 businesses improve their virtual assistant services, according to documents obtained by Politico.
It’s a new position, and Trump’s team says it’s just one step toward more job creation and increased collaboration with the virtual assistants and other tech giants.
The administration says it wants to create a team that can help businesses “accelerate and support their efforts to better support and optimize their virtual assistants” in order to create an “accommodating environment for the next generation of virtual assistants.”
“It is vital that the United States remain an innovative and vibrant leader in the global digital economy,” the White House said in a statement.
The hiring of Zoho marks another milestone in the president’s effort to boost the virtual and augmented reality (AR) industries.
Earlier this year, the Trump team created an advisory board to work with AR startups and the technology industry to promote more collaboration.
The advisory group includes representatives from Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, as well as tech executives from Google, Apple, Amazon, and other companies.
The group also includes a senior adviser to the president who has been tasked with “exploring ways to support, enhance, and enhance the virtual reality workforce,” according to the White Senate Office of Public Liaison.
In a statement, the White Houses Office of the President said the advisory board will “support the President’s goals of creating a new, inclusive and competitive marketplace for the virtual services market, which will create opportunities for Americans to become more effective and productive in the workplace.”
The administration is hoping that Zoho will help it “lead the way in this space and accelerate the growth of the industry.”
Trump’s hiring of a virtual help desk is a significant step forward in the administration’s efforts to help companies create more virtual assistants.
A virtual assistant has been one of Trump’s biggest campaign promises.
In his 2016 campaign, Trump repeatedly promised to hire a virtual aide to help him with his digital strategy, and the president campaigned on the idea that he would use the help desk as a way to help businesses increase the number of virtual assistant workers.
During his presidency, Trump has made it a priority to hire virtual assistants for a variety of reasons.
Trump is one of many presidents who has called for a “big, beautiful, and smart wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border and has vowed to “build a great wall.”
He has also signed executive orders to ban immigrants and refugees from countries like Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
Trump’s campaign has also emphasized the need for more hiring of virtual and AR assistants, with the president tweeting earlier this year that he wanted to hire 10,000 people for the U,S.-Mexican border.
“We’re going to have to start hiring them,” Trump said, “because if we don’t, we’re not going to get the job done.”
The president has also vowed to bring in new hiring for the American public schools, promising in 2016 to create more than 15,000 new jobs for public schools by 2020.
In addition to Zoho’s role in creating the advisory committee, the administration says the help-desk will “help ensure the best and most comprehensive understanding of virtual assistance opportunities” and will “coordinate and help facilitate the engagement of the leading virtual assistants in the U-S.
It is unclear how the Whitehouse plans to manage the virtual aid of virtual helpdesk workers, and Zoho has yet to publicly comment on how it plans to handle that responsibility.
In the past, virtual assistants have struggled to find employment.
Earlier in 2016, the Virtual Assistants Association of America (VAAA), an organization that represents the virtual assistants industry, said that virtual assistants are still under-represented among the top jobs in the virtual industry, with fewer than 1 percent of virtual aid employees working in the technology and digital industries.