USCIS today released the latest cap count update and the H1B cap count as of July 9th , 2010. Here is an update since previous cap numbers :
- New 600 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota.
- New 200 cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap .
July 9th , 2010 USCIS official Total H1B cap count update :
|Regular H1B Cap H1B filings||24,800 of total 65,000|
|Advanced degree cap filing count||10,600 of total 20,000|
|Total H1B visa petitions received||35,400 of total 85,000|
H1B Visas issued in India go up. Analysis of H1B filings this week :
This week update indicates that the H1B petitions filed decreased by 300 compared with last week’s July 2nd H1B visa cap count. The filing count in the H1B general cap quota decreased from 700 petitions to 600 petitions and Advanced degree cap decreased from 400 to 200. I am not trying to tell a stat class here, but the reality is the filing of Advanced Cap reduced by 50%. The numbers of H1Bs filed are on a bumpy ride as expected. We have a week slight increase and another week slight decrease. We are on track with our predictions and we can expect the regular quota to last for at least until the end of this year, provided the same pace continues (which I assume will continue.)
If you read today’s article in Chicago Tribune, Americans still needs jobs , they say that 80,000 private jobs were added in June. Despite the add in jobs, the jobs lost and the future outlook they portray does not look great. They say that workers are discouraged. Think of it logically, if there is no job security, how can someone work happy with their full potential? Anyways, let’s just hope that we do not hit double dip in recession. Lets hope the US government and senate will do something and stimulate the economy and create jobs.
What do you all think about jobs situation? Do you think it is improving for IT Consulting ?