Mar-a-Lago Is Still Trying To Higher Foreign Workers

Frederick Owens
July 9, 2018

President Donald Trump's Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago club is looking to hire 61 foreign workers for the Winter season, despite the president's frequent calls to "hire American".

Earlier on Thursday, another posting showed Trump's club also wants to hire 40 foreigners to serve as waiters and waitresses at the club.

On the application, club managers attest they can't find enough Americans qualified, willing and available to do the work. It's unclear if they were approved.

Critics of the visa program claim it is a tool employers can use to exploit vulnerable foreign workers and represses wages for American workers by providing a cheap labor source for companies.

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 weird Trump wants foreign workers over USA residents for his beloved resort.

Another was the Salvation Army, which in the past, held charitable events at both The Breakers and Mar-a-Lago.

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While our big, sweaty grandpa president is busy tweeting that immigrants don't deserve due-process in immigration courts, the business bearing his name (which he pretty much still runs) is trying to hire more foreign workers.

Trump is a regular weekend visitor to Mar-a-Lago, which he dubbed "the Winter White House".

Rates for cooks start at $13.31 an hour, three cents less than previous year. 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. During the season, you can't get people. "But other hotels do the exact same thing".

A review of the Trump Foundation's tax records back to 2008 revealed that almost all of the $706,000 in donations the organization made went to charities that hosted large events at Trump's exclusive south Florida golf resort, according to an analysis by The Palm Beach Post. The servers and cooks would work October through May.

Trump also said that while he doesn't directly manage the hiring at his properties, similar businesses in Palm Beach follow the same practices.

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