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Annual J1 Summer Work & Travel Community Forum Scheduled

May 03, 2019
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The Forum will be held May 7, at 9:00 AM at the Holiday Inn Resort

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Lake George’s Student Connection is hosting their 2nd annual J1 Summer Work & Travel Community Forum at the Holiday Inn Resort, Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00am.  This is a free event.

The three-hour forum is designed to acquaint local employers and accommodations about the federal visa program that brings international students to the United States to experience our culture and opportunities.

Last year it is estimated that nearly 1,000 J1 Visa individuals were employed and housed in the Lake George region.  Many employers depend greatly on them, particularly after U.S. students return to school or college. 

Representatives from U.S. Department of State, NYS Department of Labor, and Visa sponsorship organizations will attend to answer questions and share advocacy updates.  There will also be local representatives from the Lake George Chamber of Commerce, Warren County Building Codes and Lake George Code Enforcement. 

The Student Connection was organized by Lake George Mayor Robert Blais and is sponsored by the Town of Bolton, Queensbury and Lake George.  Several local businesses including Lake George Steamboat Company, TD Bank, Greater Glens Falls Transit, and Log Jam Restaurant are sponsoring the forum as well.  A website has been established for more information at www.lgstudentconnection.com

To Register for May 7th Forum:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/student-connection-lake-george-region-16795233388

For any questions contact Mayor Robert Blais at 518-668-5771

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