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Working Abroad Expo shuts doors early due to crowds
thejournal.ieMarch 4, 2012

Eighty companies are recruiting at the event but advice on visas and other aspects of emigration is also available. Jobseekers have been persuaded to attend the expo by reports of attractive employment packages in countries suffering from skills ...more »

Australia visa changes fast track skilled migrants – and increase age limit!!
Australia & New Zealand MagazineMarch 9, 2012

“Making the transition from existing 457 visa holders to permanent residents and raising the upper age limit to 50 may make working in Australia more attractive and increase the pool of potential skilled migrants,” he said.more »

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Massachusetts senator pushes bill for Irish work visas
Local 10March 17, 2012

Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, to grant 10500 special work visas for Irish immigrants. Brown proposed the legislation in the midst of a neck-and-neck re-election battle in Massachusetts, which has the highest percentage of Americans of Irish descent.more »

US Sen. Brown continues push for Irish work visas
The Sheboygan PressMarch 16, 2012

Scott Brown say he's continuing to push for passage of a bill he co-sponsored in December that would allow more skilled Irish workers to gain US work visas. The Massachusetts Republican said the bill was designed to address what he said was a ...more »

US Sen. Brown continues push for Irish work visas
Appleton Post CrescentMarch 16, 2012

Scott Brown say he's continuing to push for passage of a bill he co-sponsored in December that would allow more skilled Irish workers to gain US work visas. The Massachusetts Republican said the bill was designed to address what he said was a ...more »

Massachusetts senator pushes bill for Irish work visas
CNN InternationalMarch 16, 2012

Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, to grant 10500 special work visas for Irish immigrants. Brown proposed the legislation in the midst of a neck-and-neck re-election battle in Massachusetts, which has the highest percentage of Americans of Irish descent.more »

Massachusetts senator pushes bill for Irish work visas
CNNMarch 16, 2012

Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, to grant 10500 special work visas for Irish immigrants. Brown proposed the legislation in the midst of a neck-and-neck re-election battle in Massachusetts, which has the highest percentage of Americans of Irish descent.more »

US Sen. Brown continues push for Irish work visas
Worcester TelegramMarch 16, 2012

Scott Brown say he's continuing to push for passage of a bill he co-sponsored in December that would allow more skilled Irish workers to gain US work visas. The Massachusetts Republican said the bill was designed to address what he said was a ...more »

US Sen. Brown continues push for Irish work visas
Boston.comMarch 16, 2012

Scott Brown say he's continuing to push for passage of a bill he co-sponsored in December that would allow more skilled Irish workers to gain US work visas. The Massachusetts Republican said the bill was designed to address what he said was a ...more »

Bay Area must work hard to maintain economic edge
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 16, 2012

In the meantime, limitations on green cards and visas for students and educated workers from overseas threaten our access to talented, innovative people who for decades have helped our economy grow. In other words, while we can take some comfort in the ...more »

US H-1B visa applications accepted from 2 April
The Online Zamboanga TimesMarch 16, 2012

by USEM As of Monday 2 April, the US immigration department will start accepting applications for H-1B skilled work visas for the fiscal year of 2013. The visas, Global Visas report, will be valid for employment starting on or after 1 October 2012.more »

USCIS data reveals high denial rates for L-1 and H-1B petitions
International Law OfficeMarch 16, 2012

The significant increase in denial rates and requests for evidence in the past four years illustrates that USCIS adjudicators or others at the agency have made it far more difficult for skilled foreign nationals to obtain US work visas.more »

OFWs need employment visa to work in Egypt - POEA
Philippine Information AgencyMarch 16, 2012

By Susan G. De Leon QUEZON CITY, March 16 (PIA) -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) advised Filipinos planning to work in Egypt to get an employment visa after the country imposed stricter immigration measures for migrant ...more »

Czech-Korean agreement facilitates travelling for youths
Prague Daily MonitorMarch 16, 2012

At present, the visa duty does not relate to the stays with the duration of under three months in the relations between the two countries. However, the stays must not be for the purpose of paid employment. The Czech Foreign Ministry is of the view that ...more »

Should the US Encourage the Unemployed to Emigrate?
ValueWalkMarch 15, 2012

Americans now rank third among those applying for work visas in Australia, behind only the UK and India, according the Wall Street Journal, and their ranks have swelled 80 percent in the past five years. Whether it's Portugal, Ireland or the United ...more »

Immigration Bill Gets Caught Up In Special Interests
Portfolio.com (blog)March 15, 2012

The HR 3012 bill, known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act is a pretty simple little piece of legislation with rare bi-partisan support to remove national quotas on work visas. Under the current system, Iceland—a small country not known ...more »

'The Cost of Living Is Going to Drown Us': Why Some Americans Are Moving
The AtlanticMarch 15, 2012

The cheapest homes are in the suburbs of the Sun Belt, left abandoned many miles of road (and tanks of gas) away from work. We received hundreds of comments and testimonials from readers on moving in America. Here are some of the best stories of people ...more »

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