Trump club to hire for­eign­ers

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

DUR­ING “Made in Amer­ica” week, US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Mara-Lago Club in Palm Beach sub­mit­ted re­quests to hire 70 for­eign work­ers on H-2B visas.

Ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Labour, the pres­i­dent’s Florida-based club is seek­ing 15 house­keep­ers, 20 cooks and 35 wait­ers on H-2B visas.

Ear­lier this week, Trump ex­panded the H-2B pro­gramme to add 15 000 visas, while he pro­moted prod­ucts made in the US.

The pres­i­dent fo­cused on jobs for Amer­i­cans while on the cam­paign trail. “We be­lieve jobs must be of­fered to Amer­i­can work­ers first,” Trump said in an April speech.

But many Trump-branded prod­ucts are not man­u­fac­tured in the US. For ex­am­ple, Trump eye­glasses are made in China, as are items from the Trump Home Col­lec­tion.

The busi­ness of Ivanka Trump, the pres­i­dent’s daugh­ter and as­sis­tant, has been crit­i­cised for us­ing for­eign work­ers and mak­ing prod­ucts in China.

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