Majority H-1B visa employers says no to raise the cap

August 07, 2015
On the issue of raising the cap on H-1B visas, there has been some support among the employers to allow more foreign workers to get temporary employment in the United States. However, the majority of employers are remained oppose to issue more H-1B visas. 

H-1B visa cap Increase is not favored by majority employers

About 27 percent of the employers are in the support to increase the cap on H-1B visas among more than half of these employers have expressed concerns about widening the gap in the talent pool. And the majority of 73 percent employers have opposed the issuance of more H-1B visas majorly in the opinion of training to US-born workers.

Around 26 percent of the employers are expecting to hire the H-1B employees in this year, thus enabling to fill the highly specialized positions temporarily by the foreign workers.

In this year, the recruitment of H-1B workers in among different occupations- computer related jobs only makes more than 55 percent among all the skilled H-1B visas.

About 54 percent of those favored to raise H-1B visa cited the skill shortage in the United States is the primary reason, as they desire to boost the progress in the sectors like science, technology, and mathematics.

On the other hand, 73 percent who oppose an increase in the cap says there is a need to focus on reskilling the American workers and fear the companies will outsource the talent pool after training them in here, and the result is offshoring of more jobs.

This information is based on the survey done by career builder.

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