163 largest employers of those with H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 work visas

163 largest employers of those with H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 work visas was originally published on College Recruiter.

To legally work in the United States, you need to be a U.S. citizen or hold some kind of visa that allows you to work. Some of those without citizens are permanent residents, who are often referred to as green card holders. The permanent residency cards used to be colored green and, although they haven’t been for decades, the nickname stuck.

Other popular Labor Condition Application (LCA) Speciality Occupations are the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Programs. The H-1B visa is probably the best known of these and stands as a crucial bridge connecting skilled foreign workers with American employers in need of specialized talents. This visa type is designed for occupations that necessitate highly specialized knowledge, often in fields like IT, finance, engineering, and medicine. Workers from abroad seek H-1B visas for opportunities to gain valuable experience, earn competitive salaries, and sometimes pursue a path to permanent residency in the U.S. On the flip side, employers value this program as a means to address skill shortages in the local workforce, ensuring they remain at the forefront of innovation and competitiveness on a global stage.

The landscape of H-1B visa sponsorship is vast and varied, encompassing a wide range of companies from tech giants to consulting firms. For those holding or seeking an H-1B visa, knowing which employers are the most active in sponsoring can be a game-changer. Let’s take a closer look at the ten largest by LCAs and, as a bonus, let’s also have a look at the average salaries the employers pay to these workers:

  • Amazon stands out with a staggering 13,205 Labor Condition Applications, offering an average salary of $146,280. A testament to its dominance in e-commerce and cloud computing, Amazon is a beacon for tech professionals.
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions, with 13,077 LCAs and an average salary of $103,099, highlights its commitment to leveraging global talent to drive technology services and consulting.
  • EY (Ernst & Young), boasting 11,113 LCAs at an average salary of $140,955, illustrates the demand for specialized skills in accounting and professional services.
  • Tata Consultancy Services shows its substantial footprint in IT services and consulting with 8,541 LCAs, offering an average salary of $105,398.
  • Microsoft, a pioneer in software, services, devices, and solutions, filed 7,819 LCAs and offers a lucrative average salary of $165,268, reflecting its investment in attracting top tech talent.
  • Infosys demonstrates its role in next-generation digital services and consulting with 7,804 LCAs and an average salary of $100,729.
  • Apple, with its innovative edge, filed 4,088 LCAs and offers an impressive average salary of $190,077, underscoring the value it places on attracting and retaining elite talent.
  • Meta (formerly Facebook), in the realm of social media and technology, submitted 4,083 LCAs. With an average salary of $196,546, it’s clear that Meta is in the hunt for the best minds in tech.
  • Qualcomm, a leader in wireless technology, supports 3,716 LCAs at an average salary of $159,730, reflecting its commitment to pioneering technology.
  • HCL America, indicating the importance of IT services and consulting, has 3,655 LCAs with an average salary of $108,767.

Tomorrow, we’ll share the 11th through 20th largest employers of those with H-1B work visas.

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