“U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers.” USCIS
The marketplace is truly global and with US companies finding it harder and harder to find US employees to fill their critical needs, US companies must have the option of hiring comparable foreign workers at similar US wage scales in order to improve US competitiveness.
Congress must act to increase the number of temporary highly skilled worker visa numbers so US business can fill critical employment needs.
“As the U.S. engages in a heated debate over how to overhaul its immigration policies, a top Google executive made the case before Congress to open the doors to more high-skilled foreign workers and make it easier for them to become citizens. “The fact is that we are in a fierce worldwide competition for top talent unlike ever before,” said Laszlo Bock, vice-president for people operations at Google. “As companies in India, China, and other countries step up efforts to attract highly skilled employees, the United States must continue to focus on attracting and retaining these great minds.”
Bloomberg Business Week, June 7, 2007
US Employers unable to fill open positions with highly skilled US workers should take advantage of this special temporary worker visa category to enhance their company’s competitive edge.
If you are a US company unable to fill a highly skilled or specialty employment position with a US employee, consider sponsoring a skilled foreign employee with the skills you require.
Please click here to Schedule An Appointment for a consultation on how to sponsor a foreign highly skilled worker.