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H4 to H1

 
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Hi all,
This is my first post.
I am on H4 . Am a SCJP with very lttle exp in Java. Been in the US(utah) for about a year. Have been looking for a job with no luck.The bigger problem is that I need someone to sponsor my H1!
Can someone suggest something? Do I take up a course at a Univ so that i can atleast work as a student?
Thanks in advance
 
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Originally posted by vijaya sri:
Hi all,
This is my first post.
I am on H4 . Am a SCJP with very lttle exp in Java. Been in the US(utah) for about a year. Have been looking for a job with no luck.The bigger problem is that I need someone to sponsor my H1!
Can someone suggest something? Do I take up a course at a Univ so that i can atleast work as a student?
Thanks in advance



I do not want to discourage you, but here is the reality: Companies are not hiring H1B's any more since there are millions of Americans are out of job; the labor department is virtually eliminating H1B project since a comapany has to prove that they can only hire a foreigner because no American has the qualifications: this is not the case now, you can see from this board; there are tons of new graduates with Masters degree in CS/CE/EE who cannot find any job since most of jobs require experiences; and there are many people with at least one certificate on the market; one recruiter told me there are often several hundred people applying for one job. Now, only experince counts. And you have to depend on the upswing of the job market. This is like 10 years ago when US was hit hard by a recession.
[ March 29, 2002: Message edited by: victor gu ]
 
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My suggestion: go home. That is not meant to be cruel but merely reflects the current economic climate of the USA. The programming market has been overfed and there is simply no need for you here now. It will probably be a long time before the market absorbs the experienced American IT developers who are currently out of work. I'm sorry if this sounds tough but there are Americans with families to take care of who are out of work right now. Give us a try in a couple of years when the market has had a chance to stabilize.
 
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Well said, Thomas. It's a mess out there and there are a lot of Americans out of work. I know several very experienced developers who had to take positions driving trucks to feed their families, so it's no joke. I hope the federal government realizes that there is absoulutely no shortage of knowledgable IT workers in the US.
 
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Problem is that large corporate interests will want to keep the visas around to drive salaries down.
 
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I agree with most of what have been said in this thread. But I heard from my former coworker the following. She is a H-1 and now out of work. She quickly found an agency to sponsor for her H-1 but she has to find a job herself. I am not sure how this works. Something not so legal? but seems a way to do it.
 
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