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Best season to find a visa job

By Bill at August 21, 2016 18:32
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
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... [More]

U.S. employers submitted over 150K LCA after April 1

By Bill at July 27, 2016 00:13
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications(LCA) filed by U.S. employers during the first 9 months of fiscal year 2016 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Department of Labor received 542,018 LCA for H-1B visa jobs: 7,526 were denied, 51,717 were withdrawn. It is interesting that U.S. employers still submitted large number of LCA after April 1 when the annual quota for H-1B Visa was used up. The total number is estimated to be over 150K at the e... [More]

U.S. labor market remains the healthiest in 7 years

By Bill at July 12, 2016 02:43
Filed Under: Immigration News
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. employers added 287,000 new jobs in June, a sharp rebound fits with other evidence, including extremely low layoffs and record job openings. The job gains in June were the strongest of the year. Most industries added jobs. Health-care providers, financial firms, restaurants, retailers, and professional services led the way. The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a different survey, rose to 4.9% in June from 4.7% in May, as more peop... [More]

Unemployed persons by occupation and sex: June 2016

By Bill at July 12, 2016 01:21
Filed Under: Immigration News
HOUSEHOLD DATANOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTEDA-30. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex [Numbers in thousands] OccupationTotal unemployedUnemployment rates June2015June2016TotalMenWomen June2015June2016June2015June2016June2015June2016 Total, 16 years and over(1) 8,638 8,144 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.0 5.5 5.2   Management, professional, and related occupations 1,714 1,712 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.4 3.3 3.2 Management, business, and financial oper... [More]

DOL approved 50% more labor certifications for green card in 2016

By Bill at June 23, 2016 02:27
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor certifications(PERM) approved by Department of Labor during the first six months of fiscal year 2016 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, Department of Labor made decisions on 61,556 labor certifications for green card jobs, 50% more than the same period of 2015: 2,961 were denied, 2,490 were withdrawn(view DOL report).    2015(first 6 month) 2016(first 6 month) Increase Certified 36,373 ... [More]

Two Indian-American Brothers Jailed For 7 Years For H1B Visa Fraud

By Bill at June 13, 2016 17:22
Filed Under: Immigration News
Two Indian-American brothers, owners of Dibon Solutions Inc, have been sentenced to over seven years in prison for committing fraud in H1B visa programme. The company sponsored H-1B workers for jobs that didn't necessarily exist. The visa holders were only paid if the company was able to place them. They were also required to pay visa processing fees, even though current law requires the hiring firm to pay these fees. read whole story Before applying for H-1B visa, it is very... [More]

Judge sends two to prison for 7 years for H-1B fraud

By Bill at June 09, 2016 00:11
Filed Under: Immigration News
Two brothers were sentenced Friday to 87 months in prison for running an H-1B fraud scheme intended to create a low cost, on-demand workforce, federal law enforcement officials said. Atul Nanda, 46, and his brother, Jiten "Jay" Nanda, 45, were each sentenced by Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn, the Chief U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, to 7 years and two months in federal prison, according to U.S. Attorney John Parker. The brothers were recently convicted by a jury following a... [More]

Department of Labor received over 423,000 labor petitions for H-1B Visa in six months

By Bill at May 23, 2016 02:02
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We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first six months of fiscal year 2016 through ourlegacy database system. From October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, Department of Labor received 423,006 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 5,904 were denied, 33,898 were withdrawn.    Year to Date First Quarter Second Quarter Total LCA 423,006 93,372 329,643 Certified 383,204 78,855 304,349 Denied 5,904 1,276 4,628... [More]

Americans collecting unemployment checks lowest in 16 years

By Bill at May 07, 2016 00:19
Filed Under: Immigration News
The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell in late April to a nearly 16-year bottom, while initial jobless claims have been below 300,000 for 61st straight week. Some 2.12 million people collected weekly unemployment benefits in late April, tumbled 82% after hitting a record 11.6 million in early 2010, when the U.S. was in the early stages of a recovery following the Great Recession. The last time fewer Americans were collecting unemployment checks was in November 20... [More]

FAQs: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

By Bill at April 21, 2016 00:27
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
FAQ about new regulatory changes, effective May 26, 2015, that extended eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of certain H-1B nonimmigrants who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. [More]

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