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H1B visa 2017: quota and allocation

By Bill at January 29, 2016 01:15
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USCIS will start accepting cap-subject H-1B visa petitions on April 1, 2016. How many H-1B visa will be available and how will they be allocated this time? Here is a quick summary: [More]

2016 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released!

By Bill at January 12, 2016 02:12
Filed Under: Immigration News
Myvisajobs.com, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its eleventh Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports.

During the fiscal year 2015, U.S. employers submitted 618,804 labor condition applications for H-1B visas, and Department of Labor made decisions on 88,994 permanent labor certifications for green cards*. [More]

Top 10 Work Visa News Stories of 2015

By Bill at December 29, 2015 21:23
Filed Under: Immigration News
In many respects, 2015 was a good year for foreigners seeking employment opportunities in United States. The job market has fully recovered, and the Obama administration extended work authorization to many more foreigners. [More]

Take actions in December to get job offers in spring

By Bill at December 09, 2015 02:26
Filed Under: Tips and Features
December hiring is at low levels in many industries. However, we still strongly encourage you take proactive actions now to apply for new jobs and contact visa sponsors directly. Here are the reasons: USCIS will start accepting cap-subject H-1B Visa petitions on April 1, 2016 for fiscal year 2017. It is only three and half months away. Applications tend to slow down during the holiday season more than openings do -- tipping the balance in favor of those who do apply! Hiring managers and ... [More]

Senate bill will prioritize the annual allocation of H-1B visas

By Bill at November 20, 2015 12:56
Filed Under: Immigration News
Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin recently introduced a bipartisan legislation that would reform the H-1B visa and L-1 visa program. It would increase enforcement, modify wage requirements and ensure protection for American workers as well as visa holders. Please read news release or full text of the bill for details. The Grassley-Durbin reform bill will for the first time prioritize the annual allocation of H-1B visas. The new system would ensure that the best and... [More]

Grassley, Durbin Push for H-1B and L-1 Visa Reforms

By Bill at November 20, 2015 11:46
Filed Under: Immigration News
Nov 10, 2015 WASHINGTON – Senators Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Dick Durbin, Assistant Democratic Leader, today are introducing bipartisan legislation that would reform the H-1B visa program, consistent with Congress’s original intent, by ensuring that qualified American workers are given the first opportunity at high-skilled job opportunities.  The legislation makes reforms to increase enforcement, modify wage requ... [More]

Strong job growth drives unemployment rate to 5%

By Bill at November 11, 2015 00:08
Filed Under: Immigration News
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 271,000 new jobs in October, far stronger than expected. Monthly job gains over the last year now average 230,000. The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, came in at 5%, the lowest rate since April 2008. Over the past 12 months, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 0.7 percentage point and 1.1 million, respectively. Job gains occurred in professional and business ... [More]

October 2015: Unemployed persons by occupation and sex

By Bill at November 09, 2015 20:03
Filed Under: Immigration News
The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, came in at 5%, the lowest rate since April 2008. Over the past 12 months, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 0.7 percentage point and 1.1 million, respectively. [More]

All labor applications filed in fiscal year 2015 released

By Bill at October 27, 2015 03:45
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the whole fiscal year 2015 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, Department of Labor made decisions on 618,810 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 10,983 were denied, 40,772 were withdrawn(view detailed report).   Year to Date First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Forth Quarter Total LCA 618,810 89,249 292,390 126,247 110,924 Cert... [More]

Proposed 36-Month STEM OPT Approved by OMB

By Bill at October 16, 2015 20:31
Filed Under: Immigration News
On October 14, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the proposed regulation on STEM OPT Extension, just 12 days after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted it for review. The new rules would 1. allow F-1 STEM students who have elected to pursue 12 months of OPT in the United States to extend the OPT period by 24 months(STEM OPT extension). 2. allow all F-1 students to automatically extend the duration of F-1 status and any current employm... [More]

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