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Trump properties give one of 144 jobs to a US worker

  • Properties owned by Donald Trump have hired just one American for 144 roles 
  • The 143 jobs went to foreign guest workers who had just obtained an H-2B visa
  • Data showed figures from three of properties, two in Florida and one in New York

By Abe Hawken For Mailonline

Published: 08:34 EST, 14 February 2018 | Updated: 09:37 EST, 14 February 2018

Properties owned by Donald Trump have given just one job out of 144 to a US worker in two years, a new study has revealed.

The other 143 roles went to foreign guest workers who obtained H-2B visas, which allow seasonal and non-agricultural employers to hire non-American staff. 

The figures suggest the 71-year-old's businesses do not seem concerned about his slogan 'America First'.

Research carried out by Vox analyzed employment data from three of his properties, two in Florida and one in New York. 

Figures have revealed that just seven US workers inquired about jobs at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, (pictured) and they did not hire any of them 
Figures have revealed that just seven US workers inquired about jobs at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, (pictured) and they did not hire any of them 

Figures have revealed that just seven US workers inquired about jobs at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, (pictured) and they did not hire any of them 

It seems staff at three of Donald Trump's resorts are not listening to his slogan 'American First' 
It seems staff at three of Donald Trump's resorts are not listening to his slogan 'American First' 

It seems staff at three of Donald Trump's resorts are not listening to his slogan 'American First' 

Recruiting files sent to the US Department of Labor showed 144 jobs were available at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, and the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

The roles, which were on offer between 2016 and 2017, were for housekeepers, servers and bartenders and the sole American was hired to be a chef. 

According to Vox, the Trump administration temporarily expanded the H-2B guest-worker program last year because it could not attract qualified candidates.

Employers using the H-2B program must first try and hire American workers and give them reasonable wages for a new position.

However, if a suitable American candidate is not found then bosses can request the Department of Labor to allow them to hire foreign guest workers using an H-2B visa. 

In August 2017, Mar-a-Lago - where staff are paid up to $13.43 an hour - requested permission to hire 70 temporary workers at the resort for the next eight months.

Recruiting files sent to the US Department of Labor showed jobs were available at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York (pictured) 
Recruiting files sent to the US Department of Labor showed jobs were available at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York (pictured) 

Recruiting files sent to the US Department of Labor showed jobs were available at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York (pictured) 

Out of the 144 roles which were going at Trump's three resorts, just one of them went to an American 
Out of the 144 roles which were going at Trump's three resorts, just one of them went to an American 

Out of the 144 roles which were going at Trump's three resorts, just one of them went to an American 

The hiring worker placed an advert in a local newspaper and informed previous employees about the roles which were on offer. 

But only seven US workers inquired about the roles and so they had to hire foreign workers. 

The hiring manager said the candidates were not interested in working there or did not have enough experience.

Meanwhile, in April 2017, the Trump National Golf Club in New York wanted to hire eight servers and they were allowed to hire foreigners after no Americans applied for the role.  

And in August 2017, the Department of Labor granted the club in Jupiter to hire 16 H-2B servers and cooks after no Americans put their name forward.       

 

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