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Webinar Recap: Your Guide to Hiring Foreign Nationals

You’ve been asked to open a visa case for a new employee from overseas, but you have no experience hiring foreign nationals. Now what? Whether you’re new in your career or your company is new to immigration, we understand that the world of global mobility can be confusing. As an HR professional, you’re required to

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Citizenship Celebrated During Constitution Week

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other organizations nationwide are currently celebrating Constitution Week, which began Friday, September 15, and runs through tomorrow, September 22. During the week, the wait for citizenship ends for more than 30,000 individuals who will become America’s newest U.S. citizens. What is the significance of Constitution Week? Constitution Week takes

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How Real Is the Labor Shortage in the U.S.?

The labor shortage in the United States is very real. As of June 2017, the unemployment rate in the United States has decreased to 4.5 percent from 5.1 percent a year earlier. Across the 388 metropolitan areas in the country, 336 of them saw lower unemployment over the same time frame, according to the Bureau

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Orchard is Building the Diverse Workforce of the Future

Orchard is the leading provider of data, technology and software to the online lending industry. Not only were they named to Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startups list, but they are blazing the trail of diversity for the Fintech industry overall. I haven’t noticed too many companies, let alone in the financial industry, writing about workforce

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EB-3 Requirements for Skilled or Other Workers

The EB-3 skilled or other workers requirement is the most frequently applied-for employment-based green card option and casts the widest net in terms of who qualifies. As a result, it has the largest processing backlog among all the permanent residency visa options. Qualified applicants for an EB-3 and their employers must have an approved labor

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EB-1: Priority Worker Requirements

EB-1 is one of the most desirable green card options because it does not require companies to complete the permanent labor certification (PERM) process. This results in a significantly faster processing time. An EB-1 priority worker is classified by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as: Workers of extraordinary ability. Outstanding university professors or researchers.

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Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions Returned by USCIS

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it has returned all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery. According to USCIS, if you submitted an H-1B cap petition between April 3 and April 7, 2017 but have not yet received a receipt notice or

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Green Card Sponsorship as a Tool to Attract Talent

The benefits of a global workforce are irrefutable and using immigration-related perks like green card sponsorship can go a long way. Yes, finding the best talent often means expanding the size of the talent pool, but thinking globally also helps increase your organization’s relevancy. And, to be relevant, you need to be able to offer

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What Is the Value of a Globally Diverse Workforce?

Staying relevant may seem easy, but only if you’re thinking too small. In a world that’s mobile, dynamic and constantly connected, organizations should be broadening their globally diverse workforce. That’s the position Charlie Judy thinks all businesses should take. Judy is a founding partner of WorkXO, a tech platform that helps organizations align their work

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Form I-9 Compliance and the Importance of Self-Audits

Immigration compliance is a complicated and nuanced issue with vast requirements for employers to follow and understand. And immigration compliance and regulations are not specific to large international organizations only. Companies that operate within the United States must verify each employee’s identification through Form I-9. What is the Form I-9? Anyone who has ever held

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