What are your chances of being selected? Hurry ! The H1-B Cap 2021 filing season begins on March 1, 2020. Employers who mis filing H1-B petitions in march 2020 will not be able to bring in new employees under H1-B until October 1, 2020.
A clear understanding of what to expect in this H1-B filing season is crucial to improve the chances of your H1-B petitions getting selected.
H1-B Cap 2020 What to expect this March 2020?
- H1-B cap has reached in the mandatory first five days of the filing season during each of the last 5 years.
- The registration fee for applications is only $10 this year. It is anticipated that employers would be submitting registrations in large number to improve the chances of selection in the H1-B lottery.
- The demand for H1-B’s increases when the economy is doing well. And, since April 2019,The economy has only been growing.
- Sharp criticism of H1-B visa program by President Trump has increased the uncertainty over future of the H1-B Visas.
- Anticipating tighter H1-B visa regime in near future, large consulting firms are likely increase their H1-B filing this year.
- Increased scrutiny in adjudication of L-1 petitions has made companies opt for H1-B’s .
- Crackdown by immigration on B- visa misuse has further led to more companies exploring H-B’s. The trend Is likely to continue.
- Employers who were unable to file for new cap-subject H1-B petitions last year will be eager to fill in the backlogs.
What dose all this mean to you ? The competition is going to be intense. An increase in H1-B filing numbers brings down the odds of selection of a timely filed H1-B petition in the H1-B lottery. Just how bad is it going to be? Check out H1-B Visa 2021 Predictions now.
The predictions report offers exclusive knowledge on :
- When will the H1-9B Cap be reached in FY 2021
- How much will the inability to file H1-B’s during the past 12 months influence the FY 2021 filing numbers?
- What are the chances of your petition being selected in the H1-B visa lottery 2021
A new analysis of data from Burning Glass, which collects millions of job postings, confirms what you might have suspected: demand for software developers/engineers far exceeds that of other tech-related roles.
That’s no surprise, of course: now more than ever, companies need technologists who can build, launch, and maintain all kinds of apps across all kinds of platforms—from tiny IoT devices all the way up to massive IT infrastructure setups. Just check out the following chart of tech jobs with the most postings over the past 30 days, which correlates very strongly with demand:
However, “software developer/engineer” is an extremely nebulous term, especially given how many companies want a very high degree of specialization. It’s not just about the title—it’s about the skills. What do employers want these developers/engineers (and architects, and administrators, and programmers…) to do? Fortunately, Burning Glass can also provide us with the most-requested tech skills over the past 30 days:
It’s worth highlighting Java for a moment here. Although some other programming languages (most notably Python) have been drawing a lot of buzz lately, Java is still going strong some 25 years after its creation. An entire ecosystem has sprung up around the language, including tools such as Microsoft .NET, and that’s probably a key reason why it ranks so highly on Burning Glass’s skills chart: Once a company has used Java to piece together its whole technology stack, it needs to keep relying on it for the foreseeable future. (If you’re applying for a Java-related job, check out these must-use résumé terms.)
If you’re in the market for a new position, keep in mind that a very solid grasp of some of tech’s most fundamental languages and skills is often exactly what employers want.