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In person and virtual session to teach employers about J1 visa program

Sep 23, 2022 08:56AM ● By Laura Durenberger
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By The Timberjay News Staff - The Timberjay News - September 23, 2022

Editor's note: Boreal Community Media reached out to the Ely Chamber of Commerce to confirm that you do not have to live or have a business in Ely, Minnesota in order to attend the session.

Are you seeking workforce solutions?  You are invited to attend a special Workforce Solutions session hosted by The Ely Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. 

The session will focus on the J1 VISA program with speakers Clay Lewis and Becky Davis from InterExchange.  Davis is InterExchange’s Regional Account Manager for the Midwest. She has been working in the cultural exchange field for over six years, assisting communities, host employers and BridgeUSA participants in all aspects of the Summer Work Travel program. Lewis is the Employer and Community Engagement Manager for InterExchange and has been working in the cultural exchange field for over 11 years, helping host businesses and communities support and advocate for J-1 Visa BridgeUSA programs.  

Now is the time for interested businesses to start researching and planning for 2023.  The J1 VISA BridgeUSA program has a very tight timeline.  Waiting until January or after will be too late to start the process. 

Lewis and Davis will provide an overview of the program and answer questions.  The session will run about one hour and is offered as a hybrid session – both virtual and in-person.  Those interested in attending the meeting are asked to contact the Chamber office at 218-365-6123 or [email protected] for additional details on the session.

Watch for details on the second Workforce Solutions session coming in October.

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