MICROSOFT OFFERS BIG MONEY FOR MORE H-1B VISAS

While Congress is not increasing the H-1B visa cap and USCIS undercuts the few visas that are left, the Seattle Times reports that Microsoft Corp. is offering to pay millions of dollars to the U.S. government for the right to hire more foreigners, with the money going for educational training to eventually fill those jobs with Americans.
Microsoft has said over the years routinely that they have thousands of high-tech job openings that it can’t fill, and by expanding the H-1B program and by greatly increasing the fees charged for those visas, the country could use that money to train Americans to eventually fill those jobs.
Money paid from H-1B visa fees have already gone to train hundreds of thousands U.S. workers with employers paying from $750 to $1,500 per employee at least twice which goes to a fund to train U.S. workers.
Microsoft is offering the government $10,000 per worker – which is a lot more than many smaller businesses can afford – but I doubt Congress will do anything even with this lucrative incentive. Read more at:
http://seattletimes.com/html/microsoft/2019276648_microsoft28m.html

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