Once in a Lifetime Experiences

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Life-defining moments are always unforgettable.  For Vanja Dokic, a third year hospitality and tourism student, that pivotal moment happened almost a year ago. The decision to volunteer at the annual World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) last year in his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, determined his destiny.  After seven days at the conference, interacting [...]

J-Day Events Across America; Eat. Play. Give!

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Foreign students and local communities are coming together August 7th to celebrate the power of cultural exchange. International exchange participants who come the United States to work and travel under temporary student visas will join together for a fun-filled day in communities across the country. “J-Day” is the official name of the nationwide celebrations [...]

Americans Are Already Hired

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A tight labor market is causing a labor conundrum. Trump wants businesses to hire American. The trouble is they can’t, because most Americans are already working. Record low unemployment rates are causing a tight labor market.  Last month, 14 states reported an increase in hiring with two states even reporting all-time unemployment lows. The Department [...]

Take Action to Preserve the Summer Work Travel Program

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PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS. The Issue:   Planned or proposed changes under the Trump Administration’s “America First,” policy may substantially impact the Summer Work Travel Program. These changes could substantially reduce the number of J1 visas.   What does that mean to you?  Your business may not have access to the [...]

Help Shortage is Harming Business

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This past 4th of July holiday, hit a record for Cape Cod. The tiny New England vacation resort was packed to the gills. The trouble is, “The Cape” as insiders call it, couldn’t handle the onslaught of sun and fun-seeking tourists. Overtaxed highways, restaurants and hotels stretched many seasonal businesses well beyond their limits. [...]

Summer Businesses Are In Trouble

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An End to Summer Work Travel Programs Could End Seasonal and Summer Businesses Summer is here and you’ve probably got fun-filled vacation plans. Maybe you’re looking forward to going to the beach, vacationing at your favorite resort, dining out at great restaurants, taking the kids to water or amusement parks? So are thousands of [...]

Happy Independence Day!

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Enjoy Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! Every red-blooded, flag-waving, country-loving American knows that The Fourth of July is a day of great historic and national significance. Independence Day is a federal holiday marked by joyful celebrations in rural towns and sprawling cities across the nation. Americans show their patriotism by adorning their [...]

Cultural Exchanges Creates Global Communities and Lasting Friendships

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Global travel is an incredible experience, but traveling to a foreign country accompanied by 20 locals who happen to be friends, is one of the many gifts of cultural exchange! Gary Richards is a Sandusky, Ohio resident currently in Turkey, exploring the historic, beautiful and culturally-rich country with the many Turkish friends he met [...]