Article by Chad Graham Published by the San Jose Business Journal

What happens when the H-1B visas are gone?

In the Bay Area, foreign workers have become an integral part of the work force and high-tech innovation. Many possess rare skills and unique talents that companies need to stay competitive in constantly evolving markets. But the limited number of H-1B visas stifles companies from onboarding foreign talent.

There are 85,000 H-1B visas that can be issued in a fiscal year. Although this may sound like a lot, this year?s H-1Bs will be gone within three months of becoming available. The current H-1B limit was adequate during the economic downturn, but as …

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