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FY2015 First Quarter H1B Visa and Green Card Data Published!

By Bill at February 14, 2015 02:21
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first three months of fiscal year 2015 through our legacy database system. 

From October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, U.S. employers filed 89,231 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 1,761 were denied, 2,910 were withdrawn, 8,048 werewithdrawn after being certified

During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions on 16,618 labor certifications for employment green card: 1,322 were denied, 1,104 were withdrawn. 

First Quarter 2012 2013 2014 2015
LCA for H1B Visa 80,613 68,239 78,871 89,231
LC for Green Card 11,352 13,606 11,064 16,618

Please use following links to search potential job opportunities and pitch employers directly. Our new visa job database is now updated daily with full copies of original petitions. However, we still maintain the legacy system which is updated once every quarter with case summary only. Some cases might not appear on both systems due to various reasons. 

The difference between LCA and H1B Visa

By Bill at August 21, 2014 21:32
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
Why U.S. employers file over 300,000 Labor Condition Application(LCA) every year while only about 100,000 H1B visas are issued? What's the difference between LCA and H1B Visa?

Before U.S. employer can file H1B visa petition with USCIS, it must fill Labor Condition Application(LCA) with the Department of Labor(DOL) demonstrating that it is paying the required wage for this position in the geographic region where the job is located. 

When an employee renews or transfers his H1B visa or changes work location under some circumstances, he also needs to have a new LCA. DOL typically certifies more than 3 times the number of LCA than the number of H1B visas issued by USCIS. click here to know more about LCA and work visa

Following work visa programs require Department of Labor to issue permanent or temporary labor certifications: click here to learn more Both our LCA databases include LCA submitted for not only new employment, but also continuation or change in previously approved employment, new concurrent employment, change in employer and amended petition. U.S. employers are always looking for skilled foreign workers, make sure you polish your resume and update your career profiles regularly

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