By Bill at January 29, 2016 01:15
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]
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]
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]
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!
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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]
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]
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]
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]
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
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]