20 inauguration and is expected back this season, perhaps as early as Thanksgiving. The waiters will receive .88 an hour with no tips, the cooks .34 an hour and the housekeepers .33 an hour.The waiters’ and cooks’ wages are slightly above the national average for those fields and the housekeepers’ slightly below, according to Labor Department statistics.Ricci, who has studied and worked with the local resort industry, said most American hospitality students don’t want to work as servers but want to get into a management trainee program, while the foreign students see high-end waiter and service jobs as possible careers and are eager to take them.
That’s on top of a similar-size exodus over the last decade of economic crisis, creating a massive population loss for the U. Nilsa Montes, an unemployed waitress, said her friends and family often talk negatively about those who have left.
“They always get criticized because people point out, ‘Hey, you didn’t stay,'” she said.
Janine Gill, Mar-a-Lago’s personnel director, also did not return a call.
Trump visited Mar-a-Lago seven times after his Jan. Labor Department, Mar-a-Lago can employ 35 foreign waiters, 20 cooks and 15 housekeepers to help serve its 500 members starting this month through May 31.
“With their culture from their home countries, (the foreign recruits) come with a more dedicated attitude for service that the recruiters just can’t find enough of locally.” Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, below the national rate of 4.1 percent.
The county’s Great Recession rate peaked at 11.6 percent in August 2010 and has been in a steady decline since.
Peed argued Al-Imam should be allowed to stay in a halfway house with GPS monitoring since he’s not a flight risk or a possible harm to the community because he is not in good physical condition.
“He has arthritis, moves slow and is very thin,” Peed said. District Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson agreed with the government and ruled Al-Imam be held without bond. The disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria has set off an anguished debate across Puerto Rico, where friends, family and co-workers are arguing fiercely over the morality of leaving the blacked-out island for the U. mainland versus fulfilling a patriotic duty to rebuild.
The State Department says all visa applicants are screened against law enforcement and counter-terrorism databases, but would not say whether Mar-a-Lago applicants get extra scrutiny.