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Large technology companies in particular like Microsoft and Autodesk are pushing Congress to up the number of H-1B visas available each year

The U.S. government announced this week that work permits in the H-1B visa program are almost entirely depleted for 2013.

According to the United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS), 55,600 standard H-1B visas have already been issued out of 65,000 for the next fiscal year. In addition, 18,700 H-1B visas for graduates of advanced degree programs were issued in the U.S. out of 20,000. These numbers were posted as of June 1, and USCIS started accepting applications on April 1.

This is a significant increase, considering it took until November to use up all of last year's work permits. It is believed that this is a sign of better economic times, and U.S. companies are pushing for an expansion of the H-1B program.

Large technology companies in particular like Microsoft and Autodesk are pushing Congress to up the number of H-1B visas available each year. This would allow them and other companies in the U.S. to import workers with skills in technology and finance.

According to a study from Partnership for A New American Economy, which is an industry lobby group, the U.S. will have a shortage of 224,000 tech workers by 2018 if more visas are not made available.

The 2013 fiscal year begins October 1, 2012.

Source: InformationWeek

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By tecknurd on 6/12/2012 9:11:27 PM , Rating: 0
Depending what school or district you went to does matter. The district that I went to force my class to take a test. This test was used to set a bar that next class graduation have to equal or pass for the end of the year. The bar is set high that next classes had issues equaling the bar. Years later, a lot parents got mad when their kid can not pass the test, so they than complain. All those complaints made that end of the year test set the bar lower. It just a ashamed that the class graduation after mine, just are passing that are stupid compared to my class.

Not all people are oral learners, so wording of time is not easy for oral impaired type of people. I still have issues with it because I am a visual person. For me time have to worded specifically like 3:15 and not quarter after 3. You are shooting someone down because of how they learn. To me you are an extroverts which explains why you explain that people that can not understand quarter after 3 makes you think they are dumb.

I went to public schools and I was lucky that my teachers were better than other teachers that were not as good.

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