Hi everyone

Thank you to Des Lyons, Partner Lyons McGovern, LLP (www.lyons-mcgovern.com), for the job opening below. We will have a couple of intern positions with two excellent organizations coming up in the next month or so, one of which may lead to a paid position.

Failte 32 was recently talking to the Dept. of labor in relation to the Department’s services, and whether or not it would be worthwhile for those on visas including the J1 to avail of them. As long as one has a social security number and is eligible to work in the U.S., the Dept. of labor sees no reason why those on working visas cannot make use of or benefit from their services. The Dept. of labor is an excellent source of job opportunities, and has state of the art facilities and services throughout the state including a newly updated job bank called ‘JOBcentral’, and numerous ‘One-Stop career centers’.

Our perception sometimes is that the Dept. of Labor is somewhere to go to collect employment benefits, not a place where one can maximize their job hunting efforts. One feature of JOBcentral provides instant access to newly-open jobs. As soon as a subscribing company posts an opening, it goes from its Web site into the bank. Job seekers can even program the Web site to alert them when certain job openings appear. As channel NY1 found out, if you’re one of the many looking for work, JOBcentral – the new, New York State job bank – is packed with plenty of leads.

“We’ve got about 85,000 jobs listed already and we expect that will expand,” said Department of Labor Commissioner Colleen Gardner.

Why do we recommend that J1 visa holders utilize the Dept. of Labor’s services? Initially, when we spoke to the Dept. of Labor, it was of the opinion that since these types of visas tend to be transient (limit of one year for IWT J1), employers seeking to train longer-term employees would not be interested in hiring these types of visa holders. However, this is not the case for all J1 visa holders. The case we made to the Dept. of Labor is that there are those on J1 visas who intend extending their time in the U.S. well beyond a year by applying for other working visa options including the H1B visa. This point was well taken by the Dept. of Labor once they understood that these types of ‘bridging’ visas are available. 

Therefore if you are on a J1 visa and intend extending your time in the U.S. beyond one year by applying for a H1B or other longer-term working visa, it is important that you explain this to employers during your interview so that they view you as they would any other employee applicant, and suggest to them that they also consider sponsoring you for a H1B visa if they are happy with your performance during the term of your training on the J1. The fact that the employer can avail of the tax benefits (for one year) highlighted in my prior emails by hiring a J1 visa holder, makes those on J1 visas planning to seamlessly extend their work authorization in the U.S. very attractive trainee candidates, and we believe equally as attractive as any other candidate. Any additional expense incurred by the employer by sponsoring you will be offset to some extent by the tax savings the employer receives during the period of your training on the J1 visa. Also, as per one of my prior emails, being able to hire someone for a year (on a J1) with the option of extending their employment thereafter (H1B)at your discretion, is an attractive HR strategy for employers.  

Failte 32 has been indirectly supporting the Dept. of Labor since we launched, by spreading the word about many of the Department’s continuous recruitment events, ‘company of the week’ candidates, and other items including important tax incentives as they apply to job seekers (see www.RendezVous353.com  Failte32 minisite). We feel this is a very important part of the service we offer, and the state of the art facilities and services provided by the Dept. of Labor only serve to leverage our own capabilities in supporting those seeking employment in the region.

See also the Dept. of Labor Research and Statistics Division  “What Fields are Hiring in My Part of the State” (below)

Visit www.labor.ny.gov/home


From: Francis Linnane <[email protected]>

1. I’m looking for information on how to get employment in New york, in the constructions area.

2.  Hi Maurice
I was talking to you before about J1 work, I was just wondering could you put me in touch with any people in Boston who take on J1 students for the summer as I’m going to Boston the end of may.
Thank You,
Tracy Boland
[email protected]


Des Lyons  www.lyons-mcgovern.com

My firm is looking for a marketing assistant on a PT/project basis.

Please contact our Westchester office at:  
T:(914) 631-1336


What Fields are Hiring in My Part of the State?

If you want to find out what jobs are in demand in your region; what the job prospects look like in your backyard; even what type of training is most likely to get you the career you want, look no further.

The Dept. of Labor Research and Statistics Division has that information – and you can have it too.

It’s the Employment Projections and Jobs in Demand page, on the Dept. of Labor website.

What jobs are in demand in the Hudson Valley – or Western New York?

What are the short term occupational projections in the Finger Lakes?

How about employment prospects in the North Country?

Need some more help with your job search?  Visit your local One-Stop Career Center.  They’re there to give you the help you need – and stay informed by subscribing to the Labor Buzz today for the latest news, jobs and tips for job seekers, businesses, and workers!


Dear Friend,

The Irish American Cultural Institute is having their annual fundraiser on Saturday, February 26 at The Madison Hotel in Morristown NJ.  We are asking friends and members  to help us honor the FDNY 9/11 Irish heroes and the NYU Glucksman Ireland House by purchasing an ad in the dinner journal, providing an auction item and/or attending the event. 

The event celebrates George Washington declaring St. Patrick’s Day as a holiday in appreciation for the bravery, courage, loyalty and sacrifice shown by his Irish soldiers while encamped in Morristown NJ in 1780. It was the first holiday granted to the troops in two years.  General Washington awarded this holiday “as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence”.

At the annual ball, the Irish American Cultural Institute presents the Annie Moore Award to a deserving individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the Irish American community in the areas of arts & letters or community service.  The 2011 ANNIE MOORE Award recipients are FDNY IRISH AMERICAN 9/11 HEROES and the NYU GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE.

Accepting this award on behalf of the FDNY will be the family of Paul Keating, FDNY Ladder Co. 5, who was off-duty on 9/11 but ran in to join his “brothers”.   “His bravery, courage and loyalty were proven by his ultimate sacrifice, and deserve to be remembered and honored,” said F. Peter Halas, MD; board chairman of the Irish American Cultural Institute.

 Accepting the Annie Moore Award on behalf of the Glucksman Ireland House will be Dr. Eileen Reilly, Associate Director. The Glucksman Ireland House is the centerpiece of Irish academic studies at NYU.

The award is named for 15-year old Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island after arriving from County Cork, Ireland on January 1, 1882,. In honor of the 100th anniversary of this milestone, the IACI coordinated an international effort to have a commemorative statue of Annie Moore erected at Ellis Island, and at her Irish departure point, Cobh, in County Cork.  In 1993, Irish President Mary Robinson unveiled both statues. The commemorative statues now serve as symbols of the permanent union between Ireland and the United States. Additionally, the Annie Moore statue stands as a symbol for immigrants of all nations that have contributed to the rich fabric of the United States.

The mission of the IACI is to provide leadership and resources to preserve, interpret, and promote Irish and Irish American cultures.  In carrying out this mission, the IACI is dedicated to preserving and promoting the highest standards of excellence of inquiry, artistic development, education, research and entertainment in promoting the beauty and depth of the Irish heritage. 

For more information on the IACI programs and events go to www.iaci-usa.org, or call the IACI’s International Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, telephone number (973) 605-1991.

I’ve attached an journal ad form, an auction gift form and also an e-invite & RSVP for your convenience.

Thanks for your consideration.

Janet Cisco,

Director of Community Relations

Irish American Cultural Institute

1 Lackawanna Place

Morristown, NJ  07960

(973) 605-1991 voice

(973) 605-8875 fax

[email protected]



InvitationJohn T. Dunleavy, Chairman and the Board of Directors of theNew York City St Patrick’s Day ParadeCordially invite you toThe New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 250th Anniversary Celebration GalaSt Patrick's Parade
HonoringMary Higgins Clark 250th Anniversary Grand Marshal
General Michael V. Hayden Ret, Air Force, Former Director CIA and NSA
Major General Karl R. Horst Joint Force Headquarters, Washington, DC
Dr. Gerard Kean President, Kean Solicitors, Ireland
Denis P. Kelleher, 2005 Grand Marshal CEO, Wall Street Access
John L. Lahey, 1997 Grand Marshal President, Quinnipiac University
Kevin G. Nelson CEO, Acton Technologies, Inc.
Timothy J. Rooney, 2006 Grand Marshal President, Yonkers Raceway
Honorary ChairsDr. Kevin Cahill, MDArchbishop Timothy DolanH.E. Edward Cardinal EganNoel Kilkenny Consul General of Irelandth logo” src=”http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs018/1102844303400/img/25.jpg“>Featuring special entertainment by:
Michael Flatley’s Troupe of Dancers
The High Kings
Greg Harrington, Violinist
Emma Kate Tobia, Celtic Soprano
Cormac McCarthy, Pianist
Kevin Carey, Flutes/Whistles
Darrah Carr Dancers
For additional information or to make a reservation please contact the Gala Office at 212.213.1166 or
e-mail [email protected] or reserve online
at the parade website www.nycstpatricksparade.org  
250th Anniversary Celebration GalaDATE: March 15th 2011TIME: 6:30 pm CocktailsLOCATION: Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers,West 23rd Street at the West Side Highway,Manhattan, NYCMORE: 7:30 p.m. Dinner and program
Attire: Black Tie Optional  (Click here for details and print invitation)(Click here to print reservation form)(Click here to pay online)Co-ChairsHilary BeirneJohn  FitzsimmonsJohn O’Connor Gala CommitteeJim BarnesAoife ButlerChris CahillMichael CasselsCarla ChadwickMichael GibbonsPaul HurleyFr. Kieran G. MandatoPaddy McCarthyFrancis McGrealCatherine Mitchell MiceliOther Upcoming Events Sunday February 20st 2011Grand Marshal & Aides Reception  Antun’s 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, New YorkTo Reserve & Pay online (Click Here)  Wednesday March 16th, 2011New York Stock ExchangeRinging Opening Bell, Wall Street, NYC, NY
 Thursday March 17th, 2011St Patrick’s Day ParadeFifth Avenue, NY, NYC

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The St Patrick’s Day Parade Inc., is a registered NY State Charity (Reg No 07-00-83) and a 501c3 Non-profit Organization (Tax ID11-3489855) and all donations are tax deductible.St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee NYCPO Box 295 Woodlawn StationBronx, New York 10470

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