‘AMERICA FIRST’

Trump Hires Foreign Workers Again at Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump will hire foreign employees at low hourly rates for his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, despite repeated campaign rhetoric about providing jobs for American workers before overseas workers who often receive lower wages. In October, Trump received Department of Labor approval to hire 64 international employees through the H-2B visa program, the Palm Beach Post reports. Many of these workers will be paid the same or less than previous years, despite rising wage growth elsewhere. Trump received Department of Labor permission to pay 19 cooks $12.74 an hour, down from the current $13.01 and hour. Thirty waiters and waitresses will receive slight raise, with hourly wages at $11.13 instead of the current $10.99. Mar-a-Lago indicated that it would offer improved overtime pay rates to compensate for the reduced or slightly increased wages.