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America First? 3 Trump properties posted 144 openings for seasonal jobs. Only 1 went to a US worker

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by fastsix, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. fastsix

    fastsix Premium Member

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    Another example of the president just straight out lying to his base and them eating it up. Hiring American workers, putting "America First" is something for you to do, not for trump.

    3 Trump properties posted 144 openings for seasonal jobs. Only one went to a US worker.

    A Vox analysis of hiring records for seasonal workers at three Trump properties in New York and Florida revealed thatonly one out of 144 jobs went to a US worker from 2016 to the end of 2017. Foreign guest workers with H-2B visas got the rest.

    Vox reviewed recruiting files submitted to the US Department of Labor for twoTrump properties in Florida (including Mar-a-Lago) and one in New York from the start of 2016 through the end of 2017. In that period, hiring managers said they were able to find and hire only one qualified American worker — a cook — for 144 open positions for servers, cooks, housekeepers, and bartenders.

    Under the H-2B program, employers must first try to hire American workers — or legal immigrants already in the United States — at reasonable wages for their openings. If they can’t find qualified US workers, then employers can ask the Department of Labor for permission to hire foreign guest workers on H-2B visas. Documents show that hiring managers at the Trump establishments made the minimum efforts required by law to recruit US workers.

    Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for immigration restrictions, said he was “displeased” when Trump temporarily expanded the H-2B program in 2017. He said Mar-a-Lago is just using the program how other employers use it: as a way to avoid paying higher wages or offering more benefits to attract American workers.
     
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  2. oragator1

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    Americans can’t cook. That’s a known fact.
     
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  3. fastsix

    fastsix Premium Member

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    When Din Tai Fung first opened here it was all Hispanic looking guys making the dumplings - they make them up near the front very visibly, behind a glass wall. Now it's all Asian guys. Quality didn't change that I could tell. I've always wondered if they bought in people from Taiwan once they were settled. Still no "Americans", or at least no white guys. We must suck at making dumplings.
     
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  4. 96Gatorcise

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    You can't send Americans back to where they came from after you grab them by the ***** or blacken an eye.
     
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  5. dynogator

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    I wonder how that one worker sneaked in? I would love to hear Donnie explain this.
     
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  6. NavyGator93

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    As has been said before, he even outsources his wives at this point.
     
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  7. citygator

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    Trump’s a hypocrite? Here is my shocked face: :eek:
     
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  8. GatorRade

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    Thing is, his party and fans won't hold him accountable for basically anything. Won't release you taxes? How cares? Cheated on your wife? Who doesn't? Will raise the debt? At least you aren't Obama.

    Unfortunately, this is probably the state of affairs for all presidents at this point.
     
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  9. mdfgator

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    America first baby! Have to keep the price of the lobster and caviar down...for his american guest only, obviously.
     
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  10. flgator2

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    From the same article it doesn't appear that Americans really applied for the job, @fastsix you knew that though. This is what happens when we make it so easy to collect unemployment, they won't work.

    After waiting the required month, the hiring manager at Mar-a-Lago reported that only seven US workers responded to the newspaper job ads, and that they were either unqualified, uninterested, or did not return calls.
    That was also the case with other Trump properties. In April 2017, the DOL allowed Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York, to hire all eight of the H-2B servers that the club requested. The hiring manager said no US workers applied for the job.

    In August that year, the DOL allowed Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, to hire all 16 of the requested H-2B servers and cooks. Again, the hiring manager reported that no US workers applied for the job. In all, of the 12 US workers who did apply for some of the 144 positions advertised across the three properties from 2016 to mid-2017, only one was hired.
     
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  11. icequeen

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    At least they have their papers & means they're here in some legal fashion....versus the folks that hire illegals.
     
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    At least they have their papers & means they're here in some legal fashion....versus the folks that hire illegals his wife.
     
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  13. fastsix

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    Yeah, it sounds like they really, really tried to hire Americans. I mean they put an ad in the paper for 2 whole days, but I guess you missed that part of the article.

    Based on the paperwork submitted, the hiring manager fulfilled the minimum effort required by law to try to find American workers first: place an ad in the local newspaper for two days, notify past employees of the openings via US mail, and post the job notice in a visible place at the club for current employees to see. Employers are required to pay the average local wage for the advertised position. Mar-a-Lago offered $10.33 per hour for housekeepers, $13.43 for cooks, and $11.88 for servers (no tips).

    Unemployment in the Miami area has been low in 2016 and 2017 (4.5 percent as of December 2017), and it’s harder for employers in South Florida to find workers now than a few years ago. But Vox spoke to several labor economists in the state who were nonetheless puzzled that hotels or clubs would have such a hard time finding any service workers to hire.

    “It doesn’t make sense,” said Tobias Pfutze, an economics professor at Florida International University in Miami. “I haven't heard anything about there being a labor shortage. The service labor market here is very flexible.”
     
  14. llm85

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    I am confused.
    The left wants a liberal visa program but then complains when visa holders get jobs.
    :rolleyes:
     
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  15. gatorpa

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    Beat me to it.

    Seems like it was for jobs that Americans didn't want.....another "reason" to let illegals stay and work.
     
  16. fastsix

    fastsix Premium Member

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    You're not more confused by trump claiming "America First" and then hiring foreign workers at his properties?
     
  17. flgator2

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    They did everything that was required of them the same as any other employer in that situation would have done quit trying to spin this
     
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  18. AzCatFan

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    Quick question. What should an employer do if they do everything required, no citizens show up, and the only immigrants that do may or may not be documented?
     
  19. gator7_5

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    Well, this is certainly an issue Obama never had to deal with.
     
  20. flgator2

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    Quick answer.Follow the law of course. It's really simple if you don't have documents NO JOB.