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Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago wants to hire 61 foreign workers

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago wants to hire 61 foreign workers

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club has applied for permission to hire 61 foreign workers to serve as waiters and cooks during the winter social season in Palm Beach, Florida, according to data posted this week by the Labor Department.

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According to records submitted to the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday and Friday, Mar-a-Lago also filed requests to obtain several visas for non-American servers and cooks, stating that the potential hires would stay in the U.S. for a period of seven months, earning between $12 to $13 an hour, depending on the position.

In order to obtain H-2B visas, employers are required to prove there aren't enough USA workers who are "able, willing, qualified and available" to do the work.

This year's postings show Trump's club wants to hire one more foreign cook than last year.

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The Mar-a-Lago Club has repeatedly used foreign workers in the past. The Palm Beach Post found that 2014 was the year the Salvation Army moved its fundraiser to Mar-a-Lago as well as the year the Trump Foundation made a $25,000 donation to the organization.

For all his tough talk on immigration from his election campaign to the ongoing migrant crisis brought about by his draconian policies, it seems rather freaky Trump wants foreign workers over US residents for his beloved resort. "They can't get people George". "But other hotels do the exact same thing".

Trump has been criticized for his hiring practices by Floridians who claim they want to work and have been turned down for Mar-a-Lago jobs for no apparent reason.

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. Supporters say the program is necessary to keep American businesses afloat and allows seasonal businesses to operate at a greater capacity. According to HuffPost, Trump's Florida business has filed at least 10 different requests to hire foreign workers since 2015.


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