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Job difficulties for international students? - News
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:52:32 -0500
International students who had lined up permanent employment on an
H-1B visa may find themselves out of a job, according to a Career
Services e-mail circulated among students today.
The e-mail notified students of an amendment to the stimulus package
proposed by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Bernie Sanders
(Independent-Vermont) that limits firms receiving funds from the
Troubled Assets Relief Program from hiring international workers on
Those visas allow employers to hire non-immigrant international
workers in a specialized field. International students use the visas
for permanent employment, not internships.
Under the amendment, employers must take extra steps to hire foreign
workers such as ensuring that international hires do not displace U.S.
workers and making a good-faith effort to find U.S. workers to fill
positions at wages at least equal to those offered to a potential H-1B
For Penn, which accepts approximately 10 percent of its undergraduate
student body from foreign countries each year, these restrictions may
pose a problem for international juniors and seniors seeking jobs and
Some Penn students have already had their offers rescinded, said
Career Services director Patricia Rose.
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- Job difficulties for international students? - News David Farber (Mar 03)