The Flashstarts Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence program has added two university partners: Baldwin Wallace University and the University of Akron Research Foundation.
The goal of the program is to bring foreign entrepreneurs to Northeast Ohio, where they would work part-time for a local university and, ideally, start a company. The Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence program would provide them with an H-1B visa. U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services can only give out 65,000 H-1B visas each year, plus another 20,000 to applicants with advanced degrees. However, the cap does not apply to universities.
Jazmin Long knew she needed an internship to graduate, but the one which would get her foot in the door in the nonprofit world was unpaid.
It's a problem that prompts students to take out high-interest loans that take decades to pay back with accumulating interest -- if they can pay it back at all. But Long found another solution for a $5,000 loan, with no interest.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was the site for an induction of a different kind today as 32 people took the oath to become U.S. citizens. About 200 spectators came to show support for the new citizens, who were gathered on the mall outside of the Rock Hall.
Flag Day is a time to display American pride. Increasingly, it has become a day to celebrate the people who most keenly feel that pride, new Americans, and to honor the nation’s immigrant roots.
Greater Cleveland will partake in that emerging tradition this Flag Day—Wednesday, June 14--when the U.S. District Court holds a special naturalization ceremony at noon outside of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
To learn a little about the kind of person Wenzhu Sun aspires to be, just ask about her grandfather. Born in a rural Chinese village at a time when most kids grew up to be farmers, he walked for hours in mountainous terrain to and from college classes to become an engineer. As a businessman, he traveled the world — even working in Cleveland for a period — and taught himself English.
Published on: 06/07/2017 By: Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Cleveland has a rich history of immigration, ethnic and cultural traditions. The history created is what many people love about Cleveland. Immigration is a way to nurture that history, while creating new avenues to attract talented entrepreneurs to our community. This strategy will create jobs for our new residents, but more importantly, for our existing residents.
Published on: 06/04/2017 By: Crain's Cleveland Business
leveland has ramped up efforts to become a more global city in recent years, but what will it take to prevent Cleveland and other Midwest cities from being stuck on the a "cul-de-sac of globalization," as geographer Jim Russell once described our fair city?
The economic development nonprofit Global Cleveland set out to address that issue with its recent Global Employer Summit, which aimed to help local companies address workforce needs by connecting with global talent.
Major employers should speak more clearly - and have more clout - when it comes to how Greater Cleveland tackles the problem of workers who aren't equipped for the jobs we're creating. And existing training programs simply aren't doing enough to curb companies' concerns about hiring.
On 31st of May 2017 Global Cleveland hosted an amazing employer summit, several guests from the business community attended as well as international students from Case Western, and even representatives from Washington.
The focus of the summit was about how immigrants make an impact by providing necessary skills and expertise for companies where there maybe labor shortages within the domestic market.