An American company offers job vacancies to work on Christmas

December is not only a month that we experience differently in Colombia, in the United States this month means one of the most important seasons of the year, as the streets are filled with citizens and tourists, which greatly increases job opportunities. General for people who live in a North American country.

This is the case of Wal-Mart, one of the largest supermarkets in the United States, which in recent hours has conveyed the news that many expect. Which is that in the next few days you will start hiring a large number of people the company needs on their payroll for the last month of the year.

The largest retail company in that country seeks to strengthen its service areas mainly for holidays, as during these year-end holidays, Walmart gets millions of visitors in its stores, much more than it does in the rest of the year, so the goal is to hire about 40,000 new employees by December.

As it was known through Univisión, the company also stated that the staffing team is focused on hiring people who only work for the end of the season and not as permanent workers for the company.

The positions that the company requires the most for the festive season are those Truck driver, customer service agents, employees working in warehouses and warehouse counters At various Walmart locations in the United States.

And while the wages the company will pay its employees for the end of the year’s season is not officially known, it is believed to be between $12 and $19 an hour. That is between 52,000 and 82,000 Colombian pesos per hour worked.

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According to data provided by Mastercard SpendingPulse, sales in the North American country are expected to increase 7.1% for the December season compared to other months of the year. However, at Christmas 2021 this number is up 8.5% compared to the rest of the year.

The most common mistakes when applying for a visa to travel to the United States

A visa to the United States is a document increasingly prized by Colombians who see that country as a destination to wander, see iconic places, enjoy a good vacation or, why not, realize the long-awaited American dream.

Bogota is currently the second most late place in the world in terms of time to apply for a visa to that country, and only surpassed by the Georgetown Consulate in Guyana; At the local level, the average waiting time is 874 days, so it is essential to know how to introduce yourself and what to say at the interview so as not to waste the two-year waiting period.

As they explain, the rejection of applications is due to a failure to comply with certain criteria set forth in Sections 214(b) and 221(g) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.

The portal that specializes in this type of procedure, Visab1b2, mentioned the most common mistakes that are made and that it is necessary to be clear when filling out the forms and deciding what type of visa you want to apply for.

For example, in the case of Section 214(b), the highest risks are when a person is ineligible because they have violated immigration laws on previous visits or because the reason for the trip was not convincing enough and it is suspected that they could remain on US soil irregularly.

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Besides Section 221(g), there are other criteria for visa refusal, such as providing incomplete information on the forms specified for the process. For this reason, it is essential to verify that the DS-160 is fully completed and thus avoid suspicion in the consular officer attending the application.

Keep in mind that, if necessary, they will ask for additional information they deem appropriate and you will have a period of one year to submit it.

Sacha Woodward

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