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Why the H-1B is the Most Versatile Work Visa for U.S. Employers

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

What employer doesn’t want the best of the best when it comes to hiring professionals at their company?

The H-1B visa enables U.S. employers to offer professional positions to the most talented candidates on a global market. It is an attractive tool for employing qualified foreign nationals in specialty occupations to fill your business need.

Several temporary visas are much more limited in scope, by requiring your employee to:

➢ have an existing relationship with the company prior to their new employment;

➢ be a citizen or national of certain designated countries;

➢ be employed for seasonal work only; or

➢ have extraordinary ability or achievements in the relevant field of work

The H-1B on the other hand, necessitates that the job position require a bachelor’s degree or higher in a specialized field relating to the occupation, such as computer science, engineering, math, statistics, accounting, etc.

In an economy where a bachelor’s degree is a common requirement for many positions, this prerequisite should not limit your ability to obtain qualified, foreign hires.

While the H-1B process takes several steps in filing with Department of Labor and USCIS, companies want and need the most qualified talent on the market. The H-1B visa is regularly utilized by companies ranging in size from the giants of Apple and Google to your local tech startup with less than 15 employees.

We recommend training to learn if the process is do-able for your and your company.

For more information on the H-1B, check out: H-1B Training | CICI


NOT LEGAL ADVICE: This article is for educational purposes only, it is not legal advice that may be applicable to your situation.

The information provided here does not constitute legal advice. It is general information regarding law and policy that may be applicable to your particular HR issue or legal problem. Information provided in this blog, or any of our other public posts, does not create an attorney-client relationship. For specific advice you can rely upon, please contact your attorney.

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