Trump Seeking More Foreign Workers for Resort, Golf Course: Report
According to a new report, Donald Trump is seeking more foreign workers to help him staff his Mar-A-Lago resort golf course in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Hill reports:
The GOP nominee is reportedly looking to hire 78 servers, housekeepers and cooks to staff his resort and the Trump National Jupiter, a golf course in Jupiter, Fla. The jobs pay between $10.17 an hour for housekeepers to $12.74 an hour for cooks.
The Republican nominee filed applications for temporary visas this month, saying he couldn’t find enough American workers to staff the jobs, according to Buzzfeed.
On the campaign trail, Trump often talks about bringing back jobs to this country. During his Republican National Convention speech last week, he said he would “bring our jobs back to Ohio and Pennsylvania and New York and Michigan and all of America.”
Trump has in the past defended his use of guest workers.
“You can’t get help,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last September.
“Getting help in Palm Beach during the season is almost impossible.”
An official at Palm Beach’s career services service told Buzzfeed last year that the agency had “hundreds of people in our database that would qualify for a lot of those hospitality jobs.” The agency now has 1,237 residents of Palm Beach Country interested in server, cook or chef positions, according to Buzzfeed.
The H-2 visas let employers bring in guest workers to fill temporary positions, but American workers need to always be given preference.
In the past year, Trump has gotten permission from the Department of Labor to hire at least 149 guest workers, Buzzfeed reported.
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