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:
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 Amazon.com also got 526 H-1B Visas approved in 2020.