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cokey Jan 10th 2006 12:52 pm

H1B again!
 
Hi,

I am currently in the UK and working as a software developer.
I have been actively seeking work in Georgia for a couple of years now with only a few interviews.
I am qualified and have enough experience for an H1B, just having s**t luck :)

Can anybody recommend a software consultancy that sponsors visa's, I am prepared to fund the visa (I know that this is technically illegal) or reimburse them.

I will keep on trying, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards
Col

learnfpga Jan 10th 2006 5:02 pm

Re: H1B again!
 
try calling these people.
http://www.attictechnologies.com/

I know a friend of mine is working for them and is pretty happy with
them. They can find a project for you in GA or whereever you want.
Thats up to you to figure out with them.

Note: I have no affiliation with this company, infact I am not even in
IT industry. I just saw your question and I know the general creed of
S/W consultants, so these people are relatively better than many who
are out there.

Good luck with your search

cokey Jan 10th 2006 6:57 pm

Re: H1B again!
 
Hi learnfpga,

Thanks for the company lead, I will give them a try.
I did notice that the company offer a $2000 referal bonus to any employee who refers a new candidate to them.
Perhaps your friend would like to refer me, gotta be worth it for 2k :)

Thanks again.
Col

Kevin Keane Jan 10th 2006 11:46 pm

Re: H1B again!
 
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cokey wrote:

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am currently in the UK and working as a software developer.
    > I have been actively seeking work in Georgia for a couple of years
    > now with only a few interviews.
    > I am qualified and have enough experience for an H1B, just having
    > s**t luck :)

You are not alone. The IT job market is in pretty bad shape even for
Americans. Most of the jobs are now going to India. Those who still hire
H-1Bs are often of one of two kinds: companies who already know you
personally (so be sure to get your networking skills up!), and the
exploitative companies who want to offer rock-bottom wages to people who
can't complain.

H-1B is still a very good thing, but the job market just isn't there in IT.

    > Can anybody recommend a software consultancy that sponsors visa's, I am
    > prepared to fund the visa (I know that this is technically illegal) or
    > reimburse them.

Actually, there is very little illegal about it. Of the total cost, only
$1000 must be paid by the employer, and a few other fees are supposed to.

Of course, you cannot pay them a bonus to hire you, or subsidize your own
salary - that would be a bribe or fraud and could have serious
repercussions.

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It may answer your question. Remember, I am strictly a layperson without
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rather than relying on usenet newsgroups.
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cokey Jan 11th 2006 3:42 pm

Re: H1B again!
 
Hi,

In regards to Kevin's comments, the Networking bit :)

What would be the best method of networking, in regards to finding a sponsor?

I have done the usual, msgboards, web groups, Monster networking.

Anyone got any better ideas?

Thanks
Col


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