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Saturday, December 26, 2015

H-1B Teacher Positions Available, ONLY to Help Specific Distressed Teachers

I am not a recruiter, and this is an unusual offer. This message is directed only to a very specific group of J-1 teachers, licensed in the United States, whose school cannot continue their employment because of the H-1B cap. 

Here is the background: 

Many Filipino teachers enter the U.S. on J-1 visas for two (and sometimes three) years. Most hope they will later be changed to H-1B status so they can stay in the U.S. for many more years. However, there is a cap on the number of new H-1B petitions issued by USCIS each year. In 2015, only 1 new H-1B petition out of 3 were granted by USICS. This has caused some schools to not risk their money by filing H-1B petitions, and for those schools that did file H-1B petitions for their J-1 teachers, many petitions were denied. For many J-1 teachers, this meant that they must leave the U.S. much sooner then they hoped.

I have public school district clients with SPED, Science (secondary) and Mathematics (secondary) positions available in 2016. They are exempt from the H-1B cap, which means they can file new H-1B positions at any time without the numerical limit known as the “H-1B cap”.

They are willing to consider offering teaching positions to some of these distressed J-1 teachers, BUT THEY MUST belong to one of these two groups who are being harmed by the H-1B cap: 

1. Currently in the U.S. as a J-1 teacher, holds of an unrestricted state teaching certificate, and their current school employer is unwilling or unable to change their status from a J-1 to an H-1B because of the numerical limit on H-1B petitions. 


 2. Prior J-1 teachers, still holding an unrestricted state teaching certificate, and who recently returned to the Philippines when their J-1 expired and their school employer was unable to change them from J-1 to H-1B because of the numerical limits on H-1B petitions. 

As I stated, I am not a recruiter. This is only to help these certain teachers who find themselves in this sad situation. I have absolutely no involvement in the hiring process. My only participation is to verify the teacher meets the requirements above, appears to be eligible for an H-1B petition, then to pass on their information to the potential employer. Absolutely no fees are being charged to either the teacher or the employer for this service, and only the potential employer can make an offer of employment. 

 If you, or someone you know, may qualify for these positions, and meet the requirements listed above, they can contact me at with “H-1B Teacher” in the subject line and a description of their situation. 

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