Florida government searching for exotic dancers

Joachim Feise (jfeise@ics.uci.edu)
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 21:50:37 -0700

This just shows how screwed up the US immigration laws are...

MIAMI (Reuters) - The state of Florida is advertising for "exotic
dancers" willing to work nights, 40 hours a week, for $11 an hour.

In the same way it searches for candidates for other tough-to-fill
jobs, Florida is searching for strippers after the small town of Stuart
told state officials it had so much trouble finding dancers it wanted
to import foreign workers.

But under the U.S. Alien Labor Certification Program, which is
designed to protect American workers, Florida must first search
locally for job candidates before employers are allowed to import
foreigners, a Florida Department of Labor administrator said

"We have to determine ... in fact, there are no legally authorized
workers available for that job," administrator Linda King said.

So, in the case of the east Florida nightclub, the state took out a
help-wanted ad.

"Exotic dancer 40 hrs per week, 7pm-3am" reads the ad placed in
the Palm Beach Post. Job requirements include: "Four years
experience in the job offered. Perform modern and acrobatic
dances, coordinating body movements to musical accompaniment.
Choreographs own dance movements."

"Send resume to Dept. of Labor/Bureau of Workforce Program