Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up

H-1B Skilled Visa Demand at Record High Despite Pandemic (1)

May 7, 2021, 4:28 PMUpdated: May 7, 2021, 7:43 PM

More than 300,000 filings were made for the fiscal 2022 specialty occupation visa lottery, setting a new U.S. record for demand in the H-1B program.

About 308,000 unique H-1B registrations were submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services online system, an agency spokesman told Bloomberg Law, about a 12% increase from last year’s registrant volume.

The continued demand for the visas popular with the technology industry shows stakeholders’ optimism in a program largely hampered by the coronavirus pandemic and visa travel restrictions implemented over the last year.

“The lottery volume reflects what’s going on with the economy in certain sectors. ...

To read the full article log in.

Learn more about a Bloomberg Law subscription