IT JOB STATISTICS by Region, Industry, Popular Skills & Experience

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: H1B, Jobs | Tags: , , |

Friends,

Greetings!!!

Here are some interesting facts about Technology (IT) Jobs that might interest you. Dice just released them based on the realistic data (based on Job postings, job searches, resumes posted and resumes downloaded) that they got from various companies.

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Some Terms F1 & H1 holders must know

Posted on May 29, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, H1B |

Some legal terms H1B and F1 Visa holders should know

What is a petition?

A petition is nothing but the application you filed with USCIS. It can be called as application also. (more…)


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F1, OPT and H1B Visa Tax Information

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, H1B | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

F1 Visa 

F-1 visa holders are exempt from paying FICA Taxes, Social Security and Medicare, for a limited time. However, they are subjected to federal taxes, and state/local taxes, if applicable, students on F-1 filing their (federal) income taxes who have been in the USA for 5 years or less need to use the correct tax forms, such as 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. (more…)


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Can H1B and F1 Visa holders earn money online?

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, H1B, Jobs, Prospective Students | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

H1B people, its little harsh but you got to understand this point that you are Resident Alien (Immigrant) at this point and can only work for your employer and if there is any other source of Income(online earnings) its considered as Illegal earnings. So basically, if you are on a H1-B visa, you are authorized to work for only one those employers that sponsor your visa. You cannot be self-employed and earn additional income and doing so will render you out-of-status. (more…)


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F1 Visa and H1B approval – For people Outside United States

Posted on May 10, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

Q) I have got my F1 visa in January 2009; I also got my H1b approved in April 2009. I have to join fall 2009 Sep 09 at my University in USA. I am currently in Pakistan. I want to complete at least 2 semesters and then change my status to h1b. My employer is planning to call me by the mid of next year. Kindly guide me and is that possible I may enter USA and start my education on F1, complete my 2 semesters, and then use my H1b approved this year to change my status. I need urgent help. Thanks indeed. (more…)


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Do you know how much USCIS is earning from H1B petitions every year?

Posted on May 2, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Do you know how much USCIS is earning from H1B petitions every year?

It is way more than $ 173,000,000 (173 Million Dollars) – It can be more than this number.

Let’s see how this numbers got to $173 Million dollars (more…)


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Minimum Requirements for International Students – NJIT ( New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Posted on April 29, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, Prospective Students, Universities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

 This post is all about the minimum requirements that are needed to apply at NJIT. (more…)


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Minimum Requirements for International Students – Portland State University

Posted on April 29, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, Prospective Students, Universities | Tags: , , , , , , |

This post is all about the minimum requirements that are needed to apply at Portland State University. 

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Minimum Requirements for International Students at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Posted on April 25, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, Prospective Students | Tags: , , , , , , , |

I know many students who are planning to pursue MS in US are confused as to which universities to apply that suits their profiles. This post has the details of minimum requirements needed to apply at RIT, which might help you decide with your list of universities to apply. 

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25 highest paid H1B Occupations

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

Folks,

I know many of you might already know these small details, but just thought this might interest you.

 

The below data is for year 2005; for the recent status, you might want to add some 5% to the below mentioned salary. Seriously there is no big change in the salaries compared to 2005: D (more…)


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Fact of the day

Posted on April 18, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , |

In spite of the requirement that H-1B workers be paid the prevailing wage, H-1B workers earn significantly less than their American counterparts. On average, applications for H-1B workers in computer occupations were for wages $13,000 less than Americans in the same occupation and state. (more…)


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Rumor Busters – First time H1B Visa stamping in Canada from other visa status (F1, L1, and H4)?

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , |

We have been hearing about H1B Visa applicants (from F1, L1, H4 etc Visas) being routed to their home country when they go for their first time H1B stamping in Canada.

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Step by Step Procedure to get H1B Visa Stamping in Canada – Vancouver

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

ALERT: All consular posts must electronically confirm all Non-Immigrant Visa petitions prior to visa issuance.

This will affect applicants for H, L, O and P visas. This process may take additional 2 to 3 workdays, creating a minimum 4 workday turnaround for such applicants. This confirmation is beyond our control and cannot be waived. Any petition-based, otherwise-

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Latest H1B Fee Structure by USCIS

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

We keep hearing about various H1B fees structures from our employers, the below is the factual (actual) rates what they pay for USCIS.   

In some cases they hire Attorney for this paperwork but majority of companies’ process their own H1B applications.  

Now you know how much your employer will be paying for your H1B.  They can’t bluff you anymore. :D

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F1/OPT to H1B Questionaire – Confused to apply for H1B this year or next year???

Posted on April 14, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, H1B | Tags: , , , |

I know that many students are in the situation of whether to apply for H1B this year or not. I have received a question from a student who is in dilemma of whether to use his OPT or to apply for H1B this year.  Below is the list of questions that I have tried my best to answer.  (more…)


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