- Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:23 pm
... the number of visas issued for foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago has increased this year, up from 64 workers during the 2016-17 winter season, despite the president’s “buy American, hire American” pledge.
Indeed, signing an executive order in April on the very topic of protecting American jobs, Trump stated: “It's America first, you better believe it. It's time. It's time, right?,” also promising to “aggressively promote and use American-made goods and to ensure that American labor is hired to do the job."
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And although the president has previously argued it is difficult to find workers to staff his exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort, nonprofit job placement agency CareerSource Palm Beach County said there were plenty of workers based inside the U.S. who could take on the roles.
"We currently have 5,136 qualified candidates in Palm Beach County for various hospitality positions listed in the Employ Florida state jobs database," CareerSource spokesman Tom Veenstra told the Palm Beach Post.