National Science Foundation data shows that on average, American workers attain fewer science and engineering degrees than workers in Britain, South Korea, Germany, Japan and Taiwan--but more than China, a major source of H-1B visa
talent (India is the top source).
Lawmakers approved legislation that would raise money for job training by expanding the scope of the federal H-1B visa
program, through which companies can hire foreign workers for technical jobs.
Our bosses know that we are more able to adjust under difficult circumstances," says Ama, who arrived earlier this year on an H-1B visa
for foreign workers with college degrees.
Archey stressed that the only short-term action available for reducing these shortages is to increase the H-1B visa
program cap on the number of foreign professionals high-tech companies can hire to fill critical vacant jobs.
Often overlooked within the H-1B visa
and compliance processes, Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) and Public Access Files (PAFs) have their own compliance requirements that, if not adhered to, can pose risks to employers of foreign nationals under the H-1B visa
The San Francisco Chronicle, for one, is wading into the H-1B visa
debate; other project topics include the struggles of LGBT refugees.
Specifically, the bill increased the cap on H-1B visas
to address the shortage in the short-term, while also allocating a portion of H-1B visa
fees to enhance STEM education in order to develop a domestic pipeline of STEM workers in the long term.
DYCHES: The bigger issue in today's labor shortage environment is the H-1B visa
and when we're going to increase the number of the best and brightest coming to the U.
Congress created the H-1B visa
category in 1990 to provide employers with a means of employing temporary, skilled foreign workers in "specialty occupations.
The changes under the Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) put a curb on use of H-1B visa
for those companies which have a higher ratio of work force under this category.
number of issues, including the H-1B visa
The Senators have asked the top 25 companies that received approved H-1B visa
petitions in 2007 -- comprising nearly 20,000 of the available H-1B visas
last year -- to explain how they used the visa program in detailed information.