Working in the US
Although currently experiencing a slowing period, the US economy is resilient and is primed to improve in the coming months. Strong exports continue to buoy the economy and the dollar continues to rise in comparison to other currencies worldwide.
US Labor Market
The US labor market is highly competitive and it is important to note that approval to immigrate does not guarantee employment, even if you are highly skilled. It may take some time to find a suitable job. The job market fluctuates depending on prevailing economic factors, the type of work you are seeking and other specific circumstances which may affect different industries or parts of the country.
America Needs Skilled Workers
However, the US is thirsty for new skilled and unskilled workers in a variety of fields. These include, registered nurses and other medical personnel, IT and computer personnel, agricultural workers combined food preparation, serving workers just to name a few.
Finding Jobs in the US
The US labor market is highly competitive and it is important to note that most employment-based visas require a job offer from a US employer even if you are highly skilled. It may take some time to find a suitable job and an employer sponsor. The job market fluctuates depending on prevailing economic factors, the type of work you are seeking and other specific circumstances which may affect different industries or parts of the country.
The Department of Labor has found that recent immigrants were more likely than their native-born counterparts to be employed in service occupations, in natural resources, construction, maintenance occupations, production, transportation, and material moving occupations
- Latest Immigration News
- USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap
On April 7th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the fiscal year (FYI) 2015. USCIS also reported that that it has received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.
- US Visa Interview Waiver for Renewal Applications
According to a recent press release, the US Government allows certain qualified nonimmigrant visa applicants in Bangladesh to renew their visas without an interview with a US Consular Officer.
- US Citizenship and Immigration Services Moving Interview Process to Pittsburgh
Applicants for US citizenship will no longer be interviewed in West Virginia. They have to travel to Pittsburgh to complete the process of obtaining citizenship.
- USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap