Originally posted by Dmitry Melnik:
IMHO now it's close to impossible to find an employer in the open job market who is willing to sponsor H-1B
I know 2-3 people, who got their H-1Bs a year or two ago. Before getting hired, they all had been telecommuting for the employer, and established good relationship with bosses.
I am wondering : Java market seems to be up, many job offers are flooding now, but I wonder whether there is an issue about visas for I see most of the time "no sponsorship / H1B"
Do you provide sponsorships for H-1 Visas?
Under certain circumstances we will consider sponsoring an H1-B visa. For example, if you have quantifiable proficiency in a skill set that is very marketable and mainstream, we may consider visa sponsorship. All visa issues are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Do "they" like making money by employing foreighners? What do "they" like better, money or foreighners?
Originally posted by Mike Gershman:
H1B visas delay the reversion to balanced supply and demand in the US. That's why the H1B quotas in IT have been cut. In addition, the feds are looking a lot closer at the certifications in H1B applications, which may explain corporate reluctance to sponsor H1B's for normal hiring. As has been mentioned above, H1B's are not supposed to be a source of cheap labor. And this is an election year.
But this leads me to another linked issue : I am persuaded US must be able to remain an attraction center for most talented, no longer simple coders who are strongly outsourced, but for higer level such as generalist, architects and company-makers, for they bring a real added value to business by developping existing jobs or creating new ones. So is there any sensible way left for hiring really needed alien professionnals any longer in US at any time in the year?
Originally posted by Homer Phillips:
Are you saying that US citizens are lacking in talent? I am not really keeping up, but, how are they doing at the olympics these days?
So America must keep on welcoming talented immigrants to keep its economic advantage, but of course it must choose them among those who can really potentially achieve interesting things.
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to be free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Originally posted by Homer Phillips:
IMO, having some standard which immigrants must exceed is truely repulsive. If the US can only accept so many a year, they should accept them by lottery, taking any one who wins a slot.
FWIW, IMO, accepting more people who meet the criteria of H1-B citizenship is ugly and rude. Their home countries need them just as much as the US.
Prior to 1965, specific quotas favoring predominantly European countries were enforced. In 1965, Congress repealed this system of quotas and established a worldwide quota for immigration, with a limit per country. This major change in U.S. immigration law put the priority on family unification individual Americans sponsoring relatives to come here. The law fundamentally changed the em phasis from specific nationalities and opened the process much more widely to immigrants from Asia. Spouses and most children of American citizens are exempt from the quota system, while other relatives are given priority over foreigners with no American relatives.
Originally posted by Eric Lemaitre:
Hi all !
I am wondering : Java market seems to be up, many job offers are flooding now, but I wonder whether there is an issue about visas for I see most of the time "no sponsorship / H1B". So are there already sufficient H1B available on US soil, or do recruiters frown on foreigners, or are there many native US with relevant qualifications unemployed, or something else ?
I wonder for some adds especially most demandings (kind of "Java architect + databases expert + networking profesionnal + ...") regulary come back so logically unfullfilled, but they carry on refusing sponsorship despite seemingly obvious lack of relevant candidates, so what's up ?
I am persuaded US must be able to remain an attraction center for most talented, no longer simple coders who are strongly outsourced, but for higher level such as generalist, architects and company-makers, for they bring a real added value to business by developping existing jobs or creating new ones.