H1B Statistics: Only 8000 Applications In April

May 9, 2011 4:19 am

We spotted this today:

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told The Wall Street Journal this week that it received about 8,000 H-1B petitions from businesses in April, the first month the agency accepts them for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. That compares with 16,500 petitions in April 2010 and about 45,000 in April 2009, according to USCIS.

“It’s baffling that H-1Bs aren’t picking up if the economy is stronger,” said Steve Miller, a Seattle attorney who prepares petitions for employers in high tech, retail and other sectors.”

Statistics Source: WSJ

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