Skilled & Professional Workers

There seems to be no shortage of U.S. employers who are willing to sponsor skilled and professional workers under the employment-based visa categories which are designed to benefit U.S. companies that have those types of jobs available.  But we do not typically work with any such U.S. employers.

  • A U.S. company seeking to hire any foreign worker, regardless of the skill or experience requirements which may be needed for the job, are first required to complete a series of “recruitment activities” with the U.S. Department of Labor. The relatively short list of required recruitment activities that we typically help the U.S. employers we work with complete would be much longer, more costly, and take quite a bit more time if the jobs they were seeking to fill were to require any specialized training, education or extensive work experience.

  • Additionally, since such skilled or professional jobs usually pay higher wages than the types of jobs that our standard employers have available, it’s likely that many more U.S. workers might be seeking these types of employment opportunities – which means that the U.S. company would not be able to offer such jobs to any foreign workers (even if a minimally qualified U.S. job applicant is less qualified than a foreign worker who applies for the same job, the U.S. employer is not allowed to hire a foreign worker if there is even one U.S. worker available and willing to accept the job).

  • For these reasons, we tend to focus on working with U.S. employers who are seeking workers that are willing to accept fulltime, permanent offers of employment for jobs that the employers are having the toughest time filling or keeping filled; and invariably, this means entry-level or unskilled jobs (those jobs which require no formal education, and very little or no training or prior work experience).

But since it is the job itself which does not require the foreign worker to have any previous employment experience, or any formal education or training, this doesn’t mean that a foreign worker who does have considerable professional skills and/or extensive education and/or training is disqualified from receiving their Green Card under the EB-3 Visa Program --- the U.S. employers we’re working with would love to hire as many highly (or overly) qualified job candidates as they are able to find, and they are allowed to sponsor any such job candidates for their Green Cards, as long as the job applicant is at least minimally qualified for the job that the employer has available.

You won’t be disqualified from receiving your Green Card simply because you have an impressive professional background, or a CV / résumé which shows you have previously held, or currently hold, a professional job as an executive, as a medical or legal professional, as an educator, or even as a business owner.

U.S. employers want to know that hiring you will help them meet their company’s staffing needs. They will not discriminate against you because you are more qualified than job candidates they might expect to encounter, and the U.S. immigration authorities will not prevent you from receiving and accepting a job beneath your current stature or the professional position you have held in your home country.

As long as you are at least minimally qualified for the job offer you receive from your sponsoring U.S. employer, and as long as you are willing to fulfill your long-term employment commitment to them upon your arrival in the United States as a Green Card holder, then your impressive professional background will not prevent you from achieving your immigration goal by working in an entry-level or unskilled job position. Contact us today to learn more about the U.S. companies we’re working with, and the job options they need to fill.