Donald Trump is looking to hire foreign workers for his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, according to a BuzzFeed News report.
Trump is looking to hire 78 housekeepers, servers, and cooks for his resort in Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida.
While Trump has promised to bring back jobs for Americans, he has openly complained that it his hard to find Americans to staff jobs.
“You can’t get help,” Trump told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in September. “Getting help in Palm Beach during the season is almost impossible.”
Tom Veenstra, the senior director at Palm Beach’s career services center, told BuzzFeed News that his agency has “hundreds of people in our database that would qualify for a lot of those hospitality jobs.”
Veenstra told BuzzFeed that several hotels have asked his agency for help filling hospitality positions, but that Mar-a-Lago did was not one of them.
The H-2 visas let employers bring in guest workers to fill temporary positions but American workers must be given preference. BuzzFeed reports that in the last year, Trump received permission from the Department of Labor to hire at least 149 guest workers.