3 December, 2022

Fifteen hundred Salvadorans participate in job fair to work in the United States

Since October 2021 until August 2022, the program has placed 4,221 Salvadoran workers in more than 170 american companies.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior – The United States Government, By Miriam García A new episode of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine occurs in Eastern Europe (USAID), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a job fair for temporary jobs in the United States, as part of the H-2 Visa Program.

Of 18 al 22 of September, Representatives from eight US companies will interview 1,500 candidates who will opt for one of the 1,100 vacancies available for cleaning staff, Waiters, chefs, construction workers and gardeners.

Since October 2021 until August 2022, the program has placed 4,221 Salvadoran workers in more than 170 american companies. This number represents an increase of nearly 3.5 times in relation to the period of October 2020 to september 2021, when he supported 1,224 people find temporary jobs.

The H-2 Visa Program is part of the initiative of the Government of President Biden to support workers from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to temporarily travel to the United States for legal reasons and work reasons. This activity is part of a cooperation project between USAID, the United States Consulate and the Government of El Salvador, which is implemented with the support of the Labor Mobility Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On average, these jobs have a duration of seven months, after which the beneficiaries return to El Salvador, thus fostering family unity and stability. Workers have the opportunity to grow economically due to their experience and the resources obtained during their work season in the United States.

Those interested should fill out the form found on the site www.usaempleosv.com. This process is free and no one can request money on behalf of the organizations that are part of the program. If candidates are exposed to blackmail, you can report them to the mail [email protected] or by phone at the number +503 7512-2924.

The opening event of the job fair was chaired by the Chargé d'Affaires of the United States Embassy, Katherine Duffy Dueholm, and the Director of Diaspora and Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gerardo Perez. There was also the participation of the president of the company Practical Employee Solutions (PES), Veronica Birkenstock.