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Which US Companies Sponsor Foreign Workers?

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"As a foreign worker, you can not come to the United States for temporary employment without the support and assistance of a US employer. Your US employer must file a petition on your behalf to get your work authorization in the US. "
Written by My Visa Source Team
Published on:  Nov 17, 2021
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As a foreign worker, you can not come to the United States for temporary employment without the support and assistance of a US employer. Your US employer must file a petition on your behalf to get your work authorization in the US. 

What Are the Nonimmigrant Work Visas Options Available to Foreign Workers?

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offer the following nonimmigrant work visas for different types of foreign workers:

E-3 Visa: The E-3 Visa allows Australian nationals to be employed in the US in a specialty occupation that requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

H-1B Visa: The H-1B Visa allows foreign workers in specialty occupations to be employed in the US provided they have the required work experience and support from their employer. 

H-1C Visa: The H-1C Visa is for registered nurses employed in areas where there is a shortage of healthcare workers.

H-2A Visa: The H-2A Visa is for foreign workers employed in agriculture occupations for a limited period.

H-2B Visa: The H-2B Visa allows foreign workers to be employed in temporary, non-seasonal occupations in the US.

O-1 Visa: This O Visa Program is for foreign workers with extraordinary skills and abilities in science, arts, academics, business, or athletics. 

How Can Foreign Workers Find Employment in the US?

You have to identify US employers who have a history of hiring foreign workers as employers who have hired such workers successfully in the past are more familiar with the procedure. Since immigration law is complicated, some employers may even be unaware of the options available to them when hiring foreign workers. Large organizations have entire departments with in-house lawyers to navigate the process of hiring foreign workers. Keep an eye open for employers on the advertising board. 

You can also contact people you know in the US to get help in looking for a job opening. Once you have identified US employers who have hired foreign workers previously, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them or send them your resume to consider, just in case. You must also adjust your resume according to US standards. It is your responsibility to demonstrate to the employer that you are qualified for the job opportunity. 

Which Companies Are Hiring the Highest Number of Foreign Workers in the US in 2020?

The commonly used visa program to hire skilled foreign workers is the H-1B Visa program. Some of the largest employers in the US rely on this program to recruit skilled foreign professionals. According to the USCIS, the following US companies got the maximum number of visas in the fiscal year 2021: Services: 

Amazon is known all over the world as the company that changed the face of e-commerce and online shopping. In the fiscal year 2020, Amazon got the initial approval for 3,737 H-1B Visas. Amazon Web Services, which is a subsidiary of also got 526 H-1B Visas approved in 2020.


Accenture has expanded its international network since it was first founded in 1989. Currently, Accenture employs over 500,000 people across 120 countries. In 2020, Accenture won initial approvals for 1,126 H-1B Visas. 


Apple is a globally known high-tech company. In 2020, Apple launched a $1000 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. It also got 747 H-1B Visa approvals for 2020.


Cisco has been an integral part of Silicon Valley for several decades now. It has expanded its global presence with over 257 offices across 96 markets all over the world. Cisco has a history of sponsoring H-1B Visa workers. In 2020, Cisco got the initial approval for 488 H-1B Visas. 


Established in 1994, Cognizant is a digital solution provider that employs over 300,000 people worldwide. In 2020, Cognizant got the approval of 1,991 H-1B Visas. 


Capgemini is a Paris-based company with over 200,000 employees across 50 counties. In 2020, Capgemini got the initial approval for 1,399 H-1B Visas.  

Deloitte Consulting: 

Deloitte employs over 300,000 people in over 150 countries across the world. In 2020, Deloitte got the initial approval for 567 H-1B Visas.

Ernst & Young US: 

Ernst & Young US got the initial approval for 520 H-1B Visas in 2020. Ernst & Young is a consulting and tax giant, recently focusing more on diversity and inclusion.


Facebook got the initial approval to hire 1,184 H-1B Visa workers to work with product lines, virtual reality headsets, etc. 


In 2020, Google got initial approval for 1,682 H-1B Visas. Google is also one of the biggest recruiters of MBA talent in the US. 


Intel has reshaped the nation’s tech industry and is now the most internationally recognized software company. Intel employs over 110,000 tech professionals. In 2020, it got the approval for 520 H-1B Visas


Infosys is the major employer of MBA Talent in the US market. In 2020, Infosys got the initial approval for 3,512 H-1B Visas. 


IBM is the leading company in tech support, business strategy, etc. They are also the major recruiter for MBA Talent. In 2020, they got the initial approval for 1,284 Visas. 

HCL America: 

HCL America works with media and entertainment, aerospace and defense, capital markets, and healthcare sectors. In 2020, they got the initial approval from the USCIS for 1,303 H-1B Visas. 

Wipro Limited: 

The India-based multinational IT Consultancy firm, Wipro employs more than 200,000 people across 6 continents, with more than 40 offices in 23 US States. Wipro got the initial approval for 700 H-1B Visas in 2020. 


The retail giant, Walmart employs more than 2.3 million people all over the world. Walmart has committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in its workforce. In 2020, Walmart got the initial approval for 433 H-1B Visas.

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