J1 students are not being employed

J1 visa applicants in the USA are having a lot of trouble finding work because they haven’t got a Social Security Number. Apparently, employers can hire and pay students who have applied for an SSN but I haven’t seen it happen. This online.ie story has more, and here’s a realaudio interview with Seana MacReamoinn, spokesperson for USIT explaining the situation for students.

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