7 Ways to Cut Costs for Employers and Business Owners: Surviving the Crunch

Updated: February 09, 2010

So, if we have a look at seasonal staffing, it becomes obvious that keeping your business afloat during the hot months gets easier when you use seasonal employees. Using international students to fill in your seasonal positions is a great way to save and diversify your working environment. The Work and Travel USA program is your easy option to fill your open seasonal vacancies with willing candidates who come from overseas to work under the authorization of the US government. Using such seasonal staff as waiters, salesmen, housekeepers, dishwashers and such, has for you as the employer a number of benefits:

  1. paying less taxes avoiding Medicare, Social Security, or Unemployment contributions
  2. paying minimum wages which look reasonable to overseas students
  3. paying less to staffing agencies (partnering with Jobofer.org means you fill your seasonal positions for free)
  4. saving on insurance payments
  5. making your business look better and appeal to customers by diversifying your team with international staff
  6. hiring people beforehand and securing your business during the buzz months
  7. benefiting from hard-working students who come to the States purely to work and earn
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