The United States has used up the 20,000 H-1B visas set aside for foreign workers who earned a master's degree or higher from a U.S. university. That allotment was established last year on top of the 65,000 general H-1B visas the country issues for hiring foreign workers--a popular practice in the tech industry.
The 20,000 visas are for foreigners who'd otherwise have to leave the United States to find work. The intention is to keep people with advanced skills in the country and make U.S. degrees more appealing to international students. The 65,000 general H-1B visas for this fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, were filled in August. People can apply for 2007 visas beginning in April.
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.