Heading to Chicago on your J1? This recruitment firm is reserving 150 jobs there just for Irish students 3 years ago

Heading to Chicago on your J1? This recruitment firm is reserving 150 jobs there just for Irish students

The recruitment firm will be in Dublin this month to assign the positions.

Before we get into the details, did you know Chicago isn't called The Windy City because it is particularly windswept, but it actually dates to some late-19th Century shade thrown by New York, in reference to all of the hot air expelled by the city's politicians.

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ME-OW. However, the name stuck, and it is sometimes windy there, so no major loss, really.

These are the kind of facts you're destined to discover should you be planning on enjoying your J1 summer in Chicago, and thanks to the folks at Hospitality Services Group, you might already have your job lined up, months in advance.

The hiring fair will be held at BaseCamp on Abbey Street in Dublin 1 from Wednesday 28 February until Friday 2 March, but the roles are only on offer to J1 Premium Package applicants.

A spokesperson for USIT said: "Chicago has always been a popular destination for Irish J1 students but after slight downturn up until 2015, it has come roaring back in popularity as a unique location where the beach lifestyle and the big city living blend seamlessly."

Plus you already know your Windy City factoid now, so you're pretty much set.