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Requests To Hire Foreign Workers on Rise

June 04, 2012

Author: George Ernst The H-1B visa category permits U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in "specialty occupations." These are typically highly skilled workers with a minimum of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Each fiscal year there is an annual cap of 65,000 H-1B visas available. The annual cap applies only to new H-1B petitions and does not include extensions for existing H-1B workers or when an existing H-1B worker changes employers. For the entire article click here to visit the Arkansas Business website.