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US – Next year’s supply of 85,000 visas for highly skilled workers gone within days

Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year. Capture d’écran 2014-04-07 à 13.29.04 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday that the cap on H-1B visas for the 2015 fiscal year had already been reached. The agency began accepting applications April 1 for the highly coveted visas used for computer programmers, engineers and other skilled workers employed in the Silicon Valley and elsewhere. It’s no surprise that the cap was reached quickly. That’s happened repeatedly in recent years and is a key issue that drove business executives to lobby for comprehensive immigration reform.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Employers snap up next year’s supply of 85,000 visas for highly skilled workers within days | Star Tribune.

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