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    August 5, 2015

    Student visas intended for cultural exchange predominate among foreign workers

    This is the second installment of a two-part series on foreign workers in the Midcoast. Part 1 asked why employers choose to hire foreign workers. In part 2, we look at the differences between work and student visas. Local employers, for the most part, prefer to hire foreign workers on student visas rather than more restrictive work visas that require employers to demonstrate they could not find U.S. workers and ...

  • Published
    August 5, 2015

    Why employers pick foreign workers over locals

    This is the first of a two-part series on seasonal foreign workers in the Midcoast. In Part 1, we will explore why employers chose foreign workers, and next week in Part 2, we will explore why student visas are used far more often than work visas. There are more than 200 foreign workers in Knox and Waldo counties this summer season, coming to the Midcoast from 23 different countries on three different types of ...

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