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USCIS Formally Announces Implementation of Electronic H-1B Registration Process and the Registration Timeframe

By Bill at January 18, 2020 03:37
Filed Under: Immigration News
On Jan. 9, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a Federal Register notice formally announcing the implementation of the H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 H‑1B cap-subject petitions. This notice is required for the initial implementation of the registration process, as stated in the Jan. 31, 2019, H-1B registration final rule. USCIS will open an initial registration period from March 1 through March 20, 2020, for the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocat... [More]

New H-1B Electronic Registration Process Starts in March‏‎

By Bill at December 13, 2019 23:51
Filed Under: Immigration News
USCIS announced that employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021 cap must first electronically register and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee. read full announcementUnder this new process, employers will complete a registration process that requires only basic information about their company and each requested worker. USCIS will open an initial registration period from March 1 through March 20, 2020. The H-1B random selection process will ... [More]

USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season

By Bill at December 13, 2019 19:53
Filed Under: Immigration News
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it has completed a successful pilot testing phase and is implementing the registration process in the next H-1B lottery. Employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year 2021 cap, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must first electronically register and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee. The electronic registration process will dramatically streamline proce... [More]

Take action now to get visa job offers in spring‏‎

By Bill at December 13, 2019 19:51
Filed Under: Tips and Features
We strongly encourage you to take proactive actions now to get visa job offers in spring. Here are the reasons: H-1B Season: USCIS will start accepting cap-subject H-1B Visa petitions on April 1, 2020. It is less than four months away. Potential Applicants: Applications tend to slow down during the holiday season more than openings do -- tipping the balance in favor of those who do apply! Company Budget: Hiring managers and CEOs will typically try to reduce their operating profits... [More]

Dept of Labor just denied 6000 labor petitions in 2019

By Bill at November 14, 2019 04:24
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the whole fiscal year 2019 through our online database system.From October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019, Department of Labor made decisions on 664,616 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs, the highest number in history. (view detailed report).   Total LCA Certified Denied Withdrawn 2019 664,616 613,745 5,893 44,978 2018 654,360 599,782 8,480 45,951 2017 624,650 5... [More]

US approves more H-1B visas in 2019 despite stricter scrutiny

By Bill at October 30, 2019 23:25
Filed Under: Immigration News
The US has approved a higher number of H-1B applications(both for initial visas and visa extension for continued employment) in 2019, showing that the demand for these work visas continues to be strong.While in 2015, about 288,000 applications were approved by USCIS, for fiscal year 2019, the number passed 389,0000, up from last year's 335,000.USCIS statistics from fiscal year 2015 - 2019, check page 3 for H-1B summary dataThe above data also shows that USCIS continued scrutiny of H-1B applicati... [More]

Autumn is the best season for job hunting

By Bill at October 03, 2019 21:45
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features
In the US, recruiting and hiring is year round. However, the busiest hiring season is the fall(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 to reduce opera... [More]

Employers filed over 550K LCA in 9 months, but who really use them?

By Bill at September 26, 2019 05:57
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications(LCA) filed by U.S. employers during the first 9 months of fiscal year 2019 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, Department of Labor processed 552,336 LCA for H-1B visa jobs: 5,199 were denied, 16,379 were withdrawn. As we reported on last newsletter, the Labor Department has begun publishing the names of companies where H-1B holders are working, even if they're employed by another company that provides staffing or ... [More]

DOL released confidential employer information for the first time

By Bill at August 21, 2019 16:59
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features
Information technology staffing and consulting companies are heavy users of the H-1B visa program, but the names of companies where they place those foreign workers have always been confidential. Not any more! The Labor Department, for the first time, has begun publishing the names of companies where H-1B holders are working, even if they're employed by another company that provides staffing or consulting services. For example, we can learn from following LCA link that Deloitte Consulting LLP... [More]

U.S. unemployment rate at half-century low

By Bill at July 06, 2019 17:53
Filed Under: Immigration News
The U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs in June, surging past expectations and helping ease fears about the nation's economic health amid President Trump's trade war. The unemployment rate inched up to 3.7 percent, remains near a half-century low. The rate increased because more Americans entered the labor force, meaning they found a job or are actively searching for one again. Many companies say they are struggling to find enough workers to fill all their job openings as the unemployment rate has... [More]