Trump Winery seeks more foreign workers this season

The Charlottesville-area winery is owned by Eric Trump, whose father has called on businesses to hire Americans.

Published: 21st March 2017 03:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2017 03:37 AM   |  A+A-

Eric Trump, son of Donald Trump, campaign on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. | AP

By PTI

A Virginia winery owned by President Donald Trump's son has applied to hire foreign workers to pick grapes. The Daily Progress reports Trump Vineyard Estates, better known as Trump Winery, has asked to bring in 29 workers this season through the federal H-2A visa program.

The Charlottesville-area winery is owned by Eric Trump, whose father has called on businesses to hire Americans. The H-2A program enables agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring foreign workers to the US to perform agricultural labor or other temporary or seasonal services.

To apply, employers say they've been unable to find American citizens to fill the jobs. At least three other local vineyards also applied to hire foreign workers. Trump Winery didn't respond to a request for comment.

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