You'll see a few more students from Door County's sister city of Jingdezhen, China waiting tables and working in different stores this summer. The county is hosting a larger delegation of J1 visa students from Jingdezhen this year. County Board Chair Dave Lienau is among those who are hiring J1 students for his business, Sister Bay Mobil. He says the young people have a great work ethic that benefits business owners when they need them most. Lienau says students also benefit as employers make sure they have time to take in the best that America and Door County have to offer.
Lienau says the sister city arrangement with Jingdezhen has made it possible to assess a student's English proficiency. He says that's never a hindrance to being hired since students tend to improve their language skills quickly when on the job.