Want a seasonal job at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club? Fire up the fax — but the number doesn’t seem to work

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

UPDATE: One day after The Palm Beach Post reported that a fax number listed in a classified ad to apply for a job at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club was not working, the number now is operational. A reporter who dialed the number on Tuesday was greeted by the familiar whistles of a fax machine.

EARLIER STORY: Interested in a low-wage job at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club? You’ll need to fire up your fax machine to apply, although the fax number listed in Trump’s ads doesn’t seem to be accepting faxed resumes.

Mar-a-Lago published three help-wanted ads in the Palm Beach Post on July 27. They detailed qualifications for cooks, servers and housekeepers and instructed applicants to “Apply by fax to 561-832-2194.” No phone number or email address is listed, although job seekers can visit the CareerSource office on Belvedere Road.

Alas, the fax number listed in Trump’s recent help-wanted ads doesn’t ring to a fax line. Three times on Monday, the line answered with a recorded voice saying, “I’m sorry, no one is available to take your call. Thank you for calling. Goodbye.”

Trump has raised eyebrows with the apparent disconnect between his anti-immigration rhetoric and his routine hiring of foreign workers at his club. Trump has told his Labor Department that he hopes to hire 76 foreign workers for at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter for the 2017-18 tourist season.

The Washington Post noticed the ads and reported that they seem to be part of “a ritualized failure” to find American workers for seasonal jobs.

The ads are four 35-hour-a-week positions. Mar-a-Lago offers workers housing for $50 to $75 a week, the ads say.


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