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Guess Trump Didn’t Get the Memo About Bringing Jobs Back to America as He Just Hired 78 Foreign Workers

OREGON—(ENEWSPF)—July 28, 2016.  Throughout the primary season and again at last week’s Republican Convention, Donald Trump has promised to bring jobs back to the United States. So in the spirit of this campaign promise, Trump is bringing 78 foreign workers to the U.S. to work at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida.

According to ThinkProgress, Trump filed temporary visa applications earlier this month for 78 positions for servers, housekeepers and cooks at his Florida properties claiming to be unable to find Americans to fill the positions.  The positions pay $10.17 an hour for housekeepers, $11.13 an hour for servers, and $12.74 for cooks.

In the past, Trump has vigorously defended his use of foreign workers claiming that “Getting help in Palm Beach during the season is almost impossible.”

However, ThinkProgress points out that when Buzzfeed reached out to a nearby job placement agency, “Tom Veenstra, a senior director at Palm Beach’s career services center, said there was a database of more than 1,300 people who had an interest in some of these very hospitality positions. Other hotels in the area have sought out Veenstra’s services, but Mar-a-Lago was not one of them.”

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