Monday, 20 May 2024

Izabela Bonzanini

The H-1B Employment-Based Visa – An Opportunity for Many (Part 1 of 2)

For foreign workers, the H-1B visa can represent the opportunity of a lifetime – a paved pathway toward their, or perhaps your, American Dream. In Connecticut, 1,448 initial H-1B approvals were granted to beneficiaries in 2019 for roles in educational institutions like Yale and Fairfield University, hospitals like Danbury and Bridgeport Hospital, financial institutions like Synchrony Bank, insurers and hundreds of other companies that constitute the bedrock of the Connecticut economy. Talented foreign workers are thus contributing to Connecticut companies and, in some cases, heroically saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Danbury’s New Mayor – Meet Mayor Joe Cavo

On December 11, Governor Ned Lamont appointed Mark Boughton to serve as commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services. Boughton, the longest-serving mayor in the City of Danbury's history, resigned on December 16 to take on this new role with the state. That same day, Danbury City Council President Joseph M. Cavo was sworn in as mayor of Danbury. Joseph M. Cavo has been calling the great City of Danbury his home for the past 35 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Ridgewood, NJ, Joe Cavo relocated to Danbury in 1985, where he was hired by the City of Danbury for Equipment Maintenance. He became the Apparatus Mechanic for the Danbury Fire Department in 1988.

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