Oxbow Bend, Snake River

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Many of us on the Cool Works team have experienced seasonal work from both sides, as employees and employers.  We’ve gathered these resources to help you find, encourage, and train staff; find a gig that’s right for you; connect with your tribe from Millennials to Older and Bolder, or simply learn more about seasonal work in the United States. Have a topic suggestion? Please contact us!

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Can I Work in the United States?

Work in the USA

We often hear from Job Seekers who live outside of the US who discover CoolWorks and want to know if they’d be eligible to apply for the cool opportunities that can be found here. The short answer is: not directly. We don’t say that to be discouraging or negative,…

The J1 Visa Cultural Exchange Program

Work in the USA

If you are a non-US citizen of college / university age and are interested in working a seasonal job in the United States in the travel, tourism, or hospitality industries, the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa Program is a popular option that might be a good route for obtaining temporary…

The H-2B Non-Agricultural Visa Program

Work in the USA

The H-2B Non-Agricultural Temporary Worker Visa Program allows employers to hire non-US citizens for temporary work if they are able to demonstrate to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that “there are not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work” and…

Managing the Middle

For Employers

If your middle-managers are not properly trained and provided with ongoing support to help them build confidence in their roles, they can become burned out, disengaged, and lose interest in seeing themselves or anyone else succeed in your organization.

A Tale of Two Job Markets

For Employers

If you follow financial and economic news, you’ve likely seen the flood of layoff announcements that have been rolling out pretty much every week in 2023. Major companies have slashed tens to hundreds of thousands of jobs this year. You wouldn’t be mistaken for thinking that the interest rate…