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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida wants to hire 40 foreign workers

PresidentTrump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
PresidentTrump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida has asked the federal government for permission to hire 40 foreign workers to serve as waiters, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department.

Why it matters: The request conflicts with Trump’s criticism of foreign workers he said are taking away jobs away from Americans. Under the current request, if approved, workers will be paid $12.68 an hour and employed from from October to the end of May 2019. The application request was first reported by BuzzFeed.