January 20, 2020 in Employment Immigration
It’s well known that making diversity an important part of the recruiting process will broaden your talent pool of prospective employees. Diversity, including diversity of gender, religion, and ethnicity, has been shown to improve retention, improve performance and reduce the costs associated with employee turnover. So, you are ready to start an international program, but learned in the process that there is difficulty sponsoring an employee under an H-1B work visa. Are there any other options?
The H-1B visa is the most commonly known of U.S. visas as companies rely on it more than any other work visa to employ foreign workers in the U.S. The H-1B visa is available to employers who want to hire a professional foreign national worker with at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (or its equivalent in work experience) for a job which requires a degree in that field (also known as a specialty occupation) and the employer can demonstrate that it will be paying at least the prevailing wage to the foreign employee.
Since 2004, the H-1B cap has been reached before the end of the fiscal year, leaving employers with a “blackout period” when no H1B visas are available. So, getting creative with other work visas is important to get the talent needed.
Some options that are viable alternatives:
As immigration attorneys, we find that hiring foreign nationals is not as complicated as our customers initially believe. With the right strategy, depending on the industry or positions themselves there are many options to expand the talent search for the ideal candidate for your company.
It is our job as an immigration law firm to help our customers navigate visa requirements and employment laws. Turning to a professional top immigration law firm that offers recruitment and their expertise to navigate employment laws and work visa requirements will help you fully understand your options. Our immigration consultants can help you find the right candidate for your team, resolve your labor bottleneck, and allow your company to become more profitable.
If you need more information to implement an international program contact us. You can call us and schedule a consultation with our immigration attorneys to talk about your specific needs. Phone (770)-422-4241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Take some time to explain the nature of your needs and we will do our best to reach out to you and collect more information on your legal circumstances. Our team is ready to help you in the best way possible.