Who’s hiring low-wage foreign workers? Not just Trump — see Top 10 list for Palm Beach County

Donald Trump on Super Tuesday. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Donald Trump on Super Tuesday. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach County’s most famous employer just won permission to hire 64 foreign workers at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, but President-elect Donald Trump isn’t the only employer looking abroad to hire low-wage workers.

The feds have given Palm Beach County employers permission to hire more than 1,800 foreign workers through the H-2B visa program. Most of the positions are for jobs such as cook, maid and waiter or waitress.

The Mar-a-Lago Club ranks No. 10 on the list of most active Palm Beach County users of the program. The other nine:

  1. Boca West Country Club: 351 workers at wages of $10.17 to $17.64
  2. The Breakers Palm Beach: 142 workers at $9.61 to $12.74
  3. The Everglades Club in Palm Beach: 113 workers at $11 to $13.01
  4. Mirasol Club in Palm Beach Gardens: 98 workers at $11.13 to $13.01
  5. Frenchman’s Creek in Palm Beach Gardens: 97 workers at $9.37 to $12.34
  6. Polo Club at Boca Raton: 91 workers at $10.25 to $17.88
  7. Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach: 90 workers at $11.50 to $13
  8. Troon Golf at BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens: 78 workers at $11.13 to $13.01
  9. Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach: 66 workers at $9.61 to $12.74
  10. The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach: 64 workers at $10.17 to $12.74

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