International Hiring 101: Tap into New Talent Pools

Join Global Cleveland, MidTown and Health Tech Corridor for an informational session on how to grow your business and impact your hiring goals by bringing on international talent.

Did you know?

  • International students in STEM fields can work for a period of up to 3 years after graduation under OPT (optional practical training) which does not require visa sponsorship
  • Refugees come to the US with full work authorization (no sponsorship required)

With support from local refugee resettlement agencies and experts with the Refugees Services Collaborative of Cleveland (RSC), local employers are discovering a new talent pool, finding the skilled employees they need, and experiencing increased productivity. The local economy is benefiting too, with about $50 million generated by refugee resettlement and employment.

Join us to learn how your organization can benefit from tapping into these talent pools. Speakers for this session will be Erin Brown, Immigration Attorney with and Kerissa MacKay, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).

Breakfast and coffee will be provided, and seating is limited - please make sure to RSVP!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-hiring-101-tap-into-new-talent-pools-tickets-31073842700

Date and Time

Fri, February 10, 2017
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Location

Midtown Cleveland Inc
5000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103


International Student Resources


Northeast Ohio is home to 28 colleges and universities with a total student enrollment of more than 210,000 students. As part of its mission to increase the flow of population into the region, Global Cleveland works to inform international students about immigration options and engage them in life beyond their school. For this reason it is critical that students have the most comprehensive, To get students up-to-date on visa requirements, Global Cleveland asked Erin Brown Farro, a Cleveland-area attorney specializing in immigration law, to provide tips on the latest U.S. immigration information.

Brown Farro has found that when it comes to visas, students are often more knowledgeable than prospective employers. For this reason, it is critically important that students familiarize themselves with the processes and application/extension dates. Read on for a brief overview of student and employment visa information, and be sure to check the United States government’s student and employment visa website for detailed information on each visa type.
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