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General Information for Employers

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Who are the employers in the USA Work & Travel Program?

The USA Work & Travel employers include national and amusement parks, ski resorts, retailers, restaurant and fast-food chains, hotels and many other companies located throughout the United States. SIVUX provides them with enthusiastic and motivated international staff in various seasonal and temporary job positions.

USA Work & Travel Program Summary

SIVUX partners with organizations who are designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor participants in an exchange visitor program under the USA Work & Travel Program. This gives us a chance to offer many US businesses a different and rewarding solution for their employment needs during the peak of the summer or winter season.

  • All participants on the USA Work & Travel program are university students with strong English skills who are authorized to accept employment in the United States for up to 4 months.
  • The participants enroll in the program during the period that coincides with their official summer holiday in their home country.
  • The program covers two distinct seasons in the US. The Summer Season is available for participants from the northern hemisphere with dates May 1st to October 15 st. The Winter Season is available for the southern hemisphere participants, running from November 15 to April 15. After finishing their work commitment, participants have an optional travel period to sightsee and further explore the American landscape.

 

IF YOU ARE AN U.S. EMPLOYER WILLING TO SUBMIT A JOB POSITION, AND REVIEW STUDENTS AVAILABLE FOR SEASONAL WORK, YOU MUST MAKE A REGISTRATION. PLEASE VISIT OUR SUPPORT CENTER TO REGISTER. THERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SUBMIT, VIEW, EDIT, GENERATE AND EXPORT JOB FORMS !

YOU CAN ACCESS SIVUX SUPPORT CENTER HERE !

( http://support.sivux.com )

 

Employer benefits

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Why should you become a USA Work & Travel Employer?

Are you seeking to fill a temporary or seasonal job at your company? Why not consider all the benefits of hiring a highly motivated university student from abroad? The USA Work & Travel Program can benefit your business in many ways:

  • You will be able to plan and fully meet your hiring needs during the peak of the summer or winter season.
  • The USA Work & Travel participants are mature university students with a superior work ethic and multi lingual skills. These are highly motivated young people who appreciate the chance to work for you and will do it with enthusiasm.
  • The international students provide a unique cultural experience for other employees and your guests.
  • SIVUX will interview and document each of your international employees, or, you can come with us to participating countries to interview yourself!
  • SIVUX will send you a complete summary on each employee, as well as ongoing information regarding arrivals.
  • SIVUX will provide the J-1 visa documents and medical insurance.
  • SIVUX will assist the participants with housing, Social Security and any other issues pertaining to their program.
  • Local SIVUX personnel will work with you and the participant throughout the employment period.
  • SIVUX is available 24 hours per day for emergencies.

Your business will also benefit by this extraordinary work exchange program as much as the student. Coming to a new country, working in a new culture, and language, will be a rewarding and exciting experience. This program will change their perspective on life forever.

You will work directly with a SIVUX Employment Services Manager to customize your staffing needs. SIVUX wishes to provide you with as much information and support as possible for a successful cooperation in the USA Work & Travel Program. We respect your needs and appreciate your trust.

IF YOU ARE AN U.S. EMPLOYER WILLING TO SUBMIT A JOB POSITION, AND REVIEW STUDENTS AVAILABLE FOR SEASONAL WORK, YOU MUST MAKE A REGISTRATION. PLEASE VISIT OUR SUPPORT CENTER TO REGISTER. THERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SUBMIT, VIEW, EDIT, GENERATE AND EXPORT JOB FORMS !

YOU CAN ACCESS SIVUX SUPPORT CENTER HERE !

( http://support.sivux.com )

 

Employer Responsibilities

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What Steps Will You Follow as a USA Work & Travel Employer?

As an employer of international students you will enjoy many benefits. We ask for your cooperation and understanding of the employer responsibilities. The compliance with the program regulations and the support you will receive from SIVUX will guarantee a rewarding experience for you and your business. Please do not hesitate to contact your SIVUX Employment Service Manager with any questions or concerns regarding your international USA Work & Travel students.

Become a SIVUX Work & Travel Employer

If you are interested in hiring foreign university students for a period of up to 4 months, and you would like to learn more, please read carefully the provided information in this section. If you have more questions or specific needs, please contact us. You will work directly with a SIVUX Employment Services Manager to determine your staffing needs, to present the requirements and the specifics of your seasonal employment. Your Employment Services Manager will guide you through the process, and will assist you every step of the way.

When you are ready to submit your customized Employer Agreement, please complete all required information in the: USA Work and Travel Employer Agreement

Providing SIVUX with complete information on your company and activities and with full details on the positions, requirements and benefits for your international students is required. These details will give us the ability to match your hiring needs with the international students' availability in terms of time frame, language proficiency, experience or any other specific requirements.

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Employer Support

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What do you need to know as a USA Work & Travel employer? ( You can visit Sivux Support Center Here )

You will be looking for the answers to many questions - from the process of applying for a Social Security Number to the taxes for your foreign employees, from the every day "Hi, how are you?" to their surprised faces during the first few days. SIVUX has vast experience in international exchange and successful partnership with many US businesses during their years of administrating the USA Work & Travel Program. Do not hesitate to contact us and ask any questions, as well as to share the positive experience that your company is enjoying.

Social Security

All USA Work & Travel participants MUST secure a Social Security number (SSN) in order to work legally in the United States.
The participant may apply for a Social Security card at the Social Security office nearest to their place of employment, upon arrival in the United States. The students may locate the nearest Social Security office by looking on the Social Security Administration's web site at www.ssa.gov.

In order to apply for a Social Security number, the participant must show: Passport, J-1 Visa, DS-2019 Form, I-94 card, Sponsorship letter and proof of employment. It will take approximately 15 workdays to receive a Social Security Number and 2-3 months for the card.

The process to obtain a Social Security number is supported by the SEVIS system. The U.S. Department of State is going to use SEVIS as an alternate means to conduct status inquiries on students who have applied for a social security number. The Social Security offices will be using the SEVIS system to verify the students' status. Once the student has been properly registered in SEVIS (validated), the status verifiers will be able to successfully search SEVIS and provide the necessary validation information to the Social Security officials. This should result in students receiving social security numbers in a more timely fashion.

Please note that it is legal for the participants to work without a Social Security number. The verification of application to the SSA and the DS-2019 forms are sufficient documentation to hire and pay to your employees.

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