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Old 01-05-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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Hi, i'm 21 years old and i am searching for a job in Alaska the problem is that i'm from Europe, Romania, so i can't walk the docs searching for a deckhand work spot, anyone can help ? i am willing to work in fishing industry or farming industry, i'm also good with computers networking, i really need to find a job there can anyone please help?
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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You have to get sponsored by a business or be approved for a work visa. Sorry I can't give you more details, good luck!
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Go to the Legal Immigration Forum here on City-Data. The very first thread in that forum has links to vital information on obtaining a visa to work in the US.
You would need to be sponsored by an employer...which may be hard to do with our economy these days. I don't see a boat captain going through the pile of paperwork that is involved, to sponsor a foreign worker when he can hire a local.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Seems to be a lot of them in the Bigger Canneries that have no visas for working here on even speak a tad of English.

But that is another thread....
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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I have no problems speaking English, i don't know what to do, i need to find a sponsor but where? and how? Anyone knows any employer that can sponsor me? i'll pay him back there all the costs everything that's not a problem....
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: In my own world
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One thing to note, deathsin, our economy is in a shambles. We have tens of millions of people out of work. Why would we import more foreign workers when we can't even employ our own? This is the worst time in years for you to be looking to the US for employment. I understand you wanting to come here, but unless you're some computer engineer on a H1B visa, this is not a good time for such a thing. Just my two cents.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Sorry i didn't know that is so worse there, i thought that here is that worse... no, i'm not a computer engineer i'm actually a Network Tehnician i've been working for almost 5 years in this but the pay is low here...
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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I don't know about fishing or farming, but plenty of Europeans find temp/seasonal work through this site. It even has a section for foreign workers, and they do still hire them.

CoolWorks.com - Summer Jobs and Seasonal Jobs in Great Places
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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One thing to note, deathsin, our economy is in a shambles. We have tens of millions of people out of work. Why would we import more foreign workers when we can't even employ our own? This is the worst time in years for you to be looking to the US for employment. I understand you wanting to come here, but unless you're some computer engineer on a H1B visa, this is not a good time for such a thing. Just my two cents.
Not that I agree with it but employers continue to hire out-of-country workers because their work ethic is higher than many here in the US that look for seasonal work. They normally get paid more in the US than in their countries and they show up to work when they're suppose to.

Another source for seasonal jobs. Close to 3000 jobs for this summer in Alaska from this one employer.
Alaska Tour Jobs
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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tank you guys for helping me i appreciate it....really need a job, here in my country is damn hard to live in, salary is like 300$ per month...so it's awfull that's why i wanna get out of this country...
another question i have, so i need to find a sponsor that means what? a employer or a us citizen that can hire me? idk i'm thinking if i can find somebody to help me and i'll pay all the costs...and i'm not searching for seasonal i'm thinking like a permanent one don't ever wanna come back here in this s*it*y country again , if that's not possible seasonal sounds good...
There in Alaska farmers don't need help? i'm good with animals not so good with machinery but i learn fast...

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