October 31, 2014
Importing workers to Florida

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Programmers/analysts Vishwa Reddy (left) and Sravan Dandari work at a Jacksonville IT company under the H-1B work visa program.

Work Visas

Importing workers to Florida

Amy Keller | 8/28/2014

Believe them, say Florida employers who use the federal H-1B visa program to import workers, they’d hire Americans if they could find them. "There are not enough people going into all the different levels of education" in STEM fileds, said Pamela Nabors, President & CEO of CareerSource in Central Florida.

Also in this article: Finding loopholes in the work visa program; top H-1B employers in Florida; top H-1B occupations in the state; a profile of the typical H-1B worker; and state H-1B rankings.

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