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Work and Travel at Ghirardelli

CHI partners with amazing companies each year through our Work & Travel program, helping to fill seasonal and temporary job openings with qualified English-speaking J-1 exchange students for up to four months.  One of those amazing companies we are thrilled to have a successful history with is the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.  Southwestern Regional Manager Scott Perry has been wonderful to work with and recently shared some thoughts on why the Work & Travel program works well for Ghirardelli.

“CHI has been a tremendous program for the stores in my region. This program has really helped us fill in some seasonal employment gaps with fun, hardworking staff members that have really enjoyed their time in Southern California. It has been great to see the development of our J-1 workers in regards to language, culture and work ethic here in the United States. They also had the chance to do fun events and travel with CHI. We have certainly built some strong relationships with these workers and we are looking forward to inviting many of them back next year.  We really appreciate all the time and effort CHI puts forward to help us find great candidates for employment in our stores.”

Scott took a moment to highlight two specific participants, Luka and Nikola, from their Hollywood and San Diego shops, respectively.  Both had great energy, leadership skills and big personalities.  Luka was a natural leader, and was excellent at communicating the needs and challenges of his group, while Nikola greeted thousands of guests with a big friendly smile.

We reached out to Luka, from Serbia, and his highlights from the program were “making amazing friends, visiting San Francisco and running into talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.”  Although he knows we cannot guarantee celebrity sightings, he hopes to return next summer.

We are so grateful to Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and amazing participants like Luka and Nikola who go above and beyond!  We couldn’t agree more with Ghirardelli’s Scott Perry when he says “I look forward to being part of this program for many years to come!”

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BRING THE WORLD TO YOUR BUSINESS

Let CHI Work & Travel help fill your seasonal and temporary job openings at no extra cost to you. We have qualified English-speaking exchange students that are available in winter, spring and summer! Participants are in the US on a J-1 visa for up to four months.

We can help you at the peak of your busy season. Work & Travel employers include amusement parks, ski resorts, retailers, restaurant and fast-food chains, hotels and many other companies.

EXPERIENCED, DEPENDABLE SUPPORT

We have an amazing team of local field staffers ready to help with any questions or issues through your entire season.  They are also there to support the participants and help with housing when needed.  Our dedicated staff are experienced, caring and a pleasure to work with.

GLOBAL DIVERSITY WITHIN YOUR COMPANY

By welcoming a CHI Work & Travel participant you are changing the life of an international exchange student in a truly unique way.  Participants become global citizens and are given the chance of a lifetime to learn about American culture and business.  The Work & Travel program contributes to public diplomacy and to a more peaceful world.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAREERS OF MANY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WORLDWIDE

For participants, the program offers the chance to intimately experience work, life and culture in the US during their school break.  CHI sponsors all participants and helps secure their J-1 visas, enabling them to legally work in the US for up to four months. During the program, these university students develop their professional and communication skills, English proficiency and teamwork experience.

Is your business ready to benefit from the Work & Travel program? Do you have questions about what the next steps are?

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