Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort files request to hire 61 foreign workers

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort files request to hire 61 foreign workers

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Earlier on Thursday, another posting showed Trump's club also wants to hire 40 foreigners to serve as waiters and waitresses at the club. Servers would earn $12.68 an hour and cooks would be paid $13.31 an hour.

The Palm Beach resort reportedly wanted to hire workers who would be employed using H-2B visas-which businesses usually obtain only if they are able to prove they can not find enough American workers to fill the vacancies. Furthermore, The New Yorker reported this March, "Since 2010 Mar-a-Lago alone has obtained a total of 500 H-2B visas for seasonal foreign workers". It's unclear if they were approved.

Trump has criticized US companies for employing foreign workers, but has defended Mar-a-Lago's hiring practices, saying there aren't enough local applicants.

The club seeks to hire the non-American employees as the Trump administration cracks down on illegal entry into the United States with a so-called "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. The ads were posted a week after the president's resort asked the Labor Department for permission to hire 70 foreign workers, which was granted last November.

Its ironical how Trump, whose contempt for immigrants is really no secret, whose presidential campaign was full of promises to bring back American jobs and whose treatment of asylum-seekers has been regarded as a humanitarian crisis - is looking for foreign workers to staff his very own property.

The Atlantic Ocean is seen adjacent to President Donald Trump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort, also sometimes called his Winter White House, in Palm Beach, Florida. During the season, you can't get people.

Moreover, other Trump businesses have relied on foreign workers for temporary jobs that are apparently not that appealing for the locals. "Other hotels do the exact same thing".

The Trump Organization hired at least 1,260 foreign workers from 2001 to 2016, according to a CNN analysis.

Trump's competitors have said the seasonal nature of resort work - which picks up in the fall and drops off in the spring when wealthy snowbirds leave Palm Beach - is not attractive to American workers.

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