USCIS just announced today that they completed its H-1B lottery selection process for FY2022. Attorneys across the country are reporting a yield of about 28%, a much lower rate than before.
One can only surmise that this means that the number of registrations were higher this year, which leads to the conclusion that more employers have the need for H-1B professional workers. The H-1B visa program offers employment authorization where an employer has a position that requires a degree in a specific field and where the individual has such a degree. An employer must also promise to pay a specific salary that is the higher of the US Department of Labor's prevailing wage or what the employer is paying other similarly situated US workers. H-1B workers are not cheap labor. The high demand is an ongoing indication of the need to have a system that keeps talent in America and to help our employers grow and stay competitive on the global scale.