Re: [newtech-1] U.S. demand for skilled worker visas seen topping quota soon

From: user 5.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 6:11 PM
You are right Aidan.
And there have been cases when some very famous tech consulting company got involved in fraud by issuing H1B to bring low skilled work force into US allegedly . That may be the reason for some experience Susan had

Once you have H1B, to transfer is easier.  So new H1B is hardest.  That 65000 cap is New H1B petition each year. 


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From: Aidan <[address removed]>
Date: 04/02/2013 1:42 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [newtech-1] U.S. demand for skilled worker visas seen topping quota soon


Advanced degrees include Masters not just PhD's as far as I am aware and H1-B visas are not easy to come by in my experience. 

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On 2 Apr 2013, at 13:31, "Susan Crayne" <[address removed]> wrote:

I have worked with H1-Bs who had neither PhDs nor specialized knowledge.  They were just ordinary, mid-level software engineers.

Susan


From: John Gordon <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, April 2,[masked]:17 PM
Subject: Re: [newtech-1] U.S. demand for skilled worker visas seen topping quota soon

Having been through the process of hiring H1-B employees in the past, I can say that the process is not designed to get you low-cost labor. If the employer follows the rules, H1-B employees are actually much more expensive than US-resident employees: on top of the visa and legal fees, the employer must get labor certification, and document that the proposed H1-B visa holder is being paid at least the prevailing wage for their job category. Since these fees are non-refundable, the employer is taking the risk of losing several thousand dollars if the application does not go through. If the employee is talented and someone else is willing to take over their sponsorship, you're out of luck - your efforts were all wasted.

There's a lot of restrictions on who qualifies to be hired this way, including having an advanced degree and/or very specialized knowledge. On top of all this is the annual quote of 65,000 visas. This year, the quota is expected to be used up within 5 days. 


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On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Rudy Rigot <[address removed]> wrote:
Hm, this is definitely not the feedback i have from the people i talked with who experienced this kind of situation. It seems more like the government is very careful so that what you're speaking about doesn't happen (lower-paid foreigners, that is).

Actually, i'd be interested to know what your experience is with that, to better figure out whether it's feedback, or opinion?
(Opinions are fine, but i'm more interested in feedback!)




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