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Register now to learn more about the J-1 and H-2B visa program

Aug 25, 2017 01:49PM ● By Editor
From Staff Reports by The Cook County News Herald.

The Cook County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on Sept. 7, from 1-3 p.m. to help Cook County employers learn more about the J-1 and H-2B visas programs.

Presenters include H-2B immigration attorneys Loan T. Huynh and Debra Schneider from Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis and Cook County resident Bruce Kerfoot, a J-1 expert who owned and operated Gunflint Lodge.

Loan Huynh and Debra Schneider will share best practices for employers who are interested in sponsoring H-2B temporary workers in 2018. Here is a link to Loan Huynh’s recent blog regarding the H-2B program:

Bruce Kerfoot will share his accumulated wisdom on how best to use the J-1 visa summer work travel program. For many years, Kerfoot employed J-1 workers and also operated a J-1 sponsoring agency to connect potential foreign employees with United States tourism businesses.

Following the presentations and a question and-answer session, Loan Huynh and Debra Schneider will be available for brief private consultations with those attending. If you wish to sign up for a consultation, please submit your request when you register for the workshop. 

Cost of the workshop is $20, payable at the door. Pre-registration is required and may be done by calling the chamber at 218-387- 2079 or emailing [email protected]. Please register early to help us gauge interest.

Cook County Community Education is located at 300 West Third Street in Grand Marais.