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When is the best time to begin visa job search?

By Bill at August 22, 2015 00:29
Filed Under: Tips and Features
In the US, recruiting and hiring is year round. However, the busiest hiring season is the autumn(Labor Day through Thanksgiving). Job seekers who make contact right at the start of these cycles have the best chance of being hired! In September, decision makers are back from summer vacation. Hiring managers push for an increase to take advantage of remaining budget for the year. If they don't hire before January, they might lose the allocated funds for new employees. CEOs also try ... [More]

President Obama making it easier to get L-1 work visa

By Bill at August 10, 2015 21:44
Filed Under: Immigration News
On March 24, 2015, White House released a draft of L-1B Visa Policy Memorandum which will make it easier for the employers to get L-1 visa for its employees. The new policy completed its feedback period on May 8 and will become effective on August 31. read full memo The L-1 visa, also known as the intracompany transferee visa, is a nonimmigrant visa classification that allows companies to transfer employees from a related foreign entity to a U.S. company. Unlike H-1B visa, th... [More]

DOL processed half million labor applications for H-1B during last 9 months

By Bill at July 29, 2015 01:18
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first nine months of fiscal year 2015 through ourlegacy database system. From October 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, Department of Labor made decisions on 508,401 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 9,105 were denied, 32,515 were withdrawn(view detailed report).    Year to Date First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Total LCA 508,401 89,305 292,785 126,307 Certifie... [More]

DHS Plans To Allow F1 Students Work For 6 Years Under OPT

By Bill at July 20, 2015 22:19
Filed Under: Immigration News
After granting work permits to certain H-4 visa holders, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to further expand Optional Practical Training(OPT) program, so foreign students with F1 visa might work in the United States for up to 6 years. The new proposal will (1) allow foreign students with degrees in STEM fields to receive up to two 24-month extensions beyond the original 12-month period provided under OPT regulations, for a total of up to six years of post-graduation employmen... [More]

Grassley Concerned with Proposal to Expand Employment Benefits to Foreign Students

By Bill at July 20, 2015 20:34
Filed Under: Immigration News
Jun 08, 2015 WASHINGTON --- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa is expressing concern that the Obama administration is proposing expanding employment benefits to foreign students in the Optional Practical Training program despite the fact that the Government Accountability Office says it’s susceptible to abuse and requires additional oversight. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Grassley wrote, &ldqu... [More]

U.S. Added 223,000 Jobs In June As Unemployment Rate Dropped To 5.3%

By Bill at July 07, 2015 03:00
Filed Under: Immigration News
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 223,000 new jobs in June, continued the medium-term trend of above 200,000 average monthly growth. The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, came in at 5.3%, the lowest rate since April 2008. Many economists consider an unemployment rate of 5.5% as a healthy level. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and ware... [More]

Unemployed persons by occupation and sex June 2015

By Bill at July 06, 2015 20:02
Filed Under: Immigration News
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate  declined to 5.3 percent, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred  in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in  transportation and warehousing. Employment in professional and business services increased by 64,000 in June, about in line  with the average monthly gain of 57,000 over t... [More]

Avoid Willful violator and Debarred H-1B Employers‏‎

By Bill at June 18, 2015 21:07
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
Before applying for visa jobs, you should know whether the employers are willful violator employers or H-1B Dependent Employers or Debarred/Disqualified Employers! Willful violator employers are the employers who have committed either a willful failure or a misrepresentation of a material fact when hiring foreign workers. An employer is considered H-1B dependent if it has: 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and at least eight H-1B nonimmigrant workers; or 26 - 50 full-... [More]

Work Authorization for H-4 Program Begin as Planned after Judge's Ruling

By Bill at May 26, 2015 23:17
Filed Under: Immigration News
On May 24, Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan denied Save Jobs USA's motion for preliminary injunction against H-4 EAD rule. This ruling means President Obama's controversial EAD for H-4 program can go into effect on May 26 as news, read ruling Under the program, legal guest-workers' spouses, who now are generally barred from working, will be allowed to apply for work permits, giving them the chance to win jobs. The Obama administration said allowing the spouses to work ... [More]

Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

By Bill at May 26, 2015 21:49
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
Note: If you are filing Form I-765 with another form type, such as Form I-539, please file both forms at the location specified by the other form. The below addresses should be used when Form I-765 is not being submitted with another form. Eligibility Category 8 CFR Category Description Filing Location 274a.12     (a)(1) Lawful Permanent Resident Separate employment authorization card not required. Use Form I-551 (Permanent Residence Card). (a)(3) Refugee... [More]

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