US Changes Foreign Worker Rules – Palm Beach Post – 2/10/12
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 11:20
U.S. changes rules to force resorts to try harder to hire locals first, not foreign workers
By John Lantigua
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new rules requiring importers of foreign guestworkers nationwide to make a greater effort to recruit local workers, a change that will have a significant impact on Palm Beach County.
In a series of articles published in 2011, The Palm Beach Post revealed that 2,000 foreign workers were being imported yearly for jobs of seven months and more in local country clubs and resorts, despite an unemployment rate in the county of over 10 percent, and approximately twice that high among minority workers.
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