Alternatives to the H-1B Visa: Bloomberg Study

Last Updated on March 13, 2023

236,000 H-1B applications were filed in 2016, but only 85,000 visas were actually were awarded.

That’s a lot of foreign nationals still looking to bring their talents into the U.S.

Recent announcements from USCIS of heightened scrutiny on H-1B employers and a cap that doesn’t seem to be budging anytime soon are the main reasons organizations should consider alternative visa options.

The Alternatives to the H-1B Visa white paper offers insight into the current competitive landscape and what to do about it. Download this white paper to learn:

  • Just how much demand is outpacing supply when it comes to hiring foreign nationals
  • Which alternative visas can help you bring even more global talent into the fold
  • How to grow your talent base while still remaining compliant

Free your organization from the H-1B cap. Download this white paper now to get started on finding alternatives to the competitive and highly-scrutinized H-1B visa.


Stephanie Wedel

Stephanie Wedel, an attorney from Global Immigration Associates (a law firm affiliated with Envoy), has built and submitted hundreds of nonimmigrant and immigrant work visa petitions. She has extensive experience handling B, E, H, L, O and TN visa cases, employment-based green cards and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Requests for Evidence.

Jamie Gilpin

Jamie Gilpin

Chief Marketing Officer & Workforce Analyst, Envoy Jamie, a veteran to the HR technology industry, brings over 15 years of sales, marketing, and branding experience to Envoy. As CMO, she plays a key role in driving a powerful brand for Envoy that represents its dedication to providing education, support, unparalleled value and a better experience overall for both businesses and employees navigating through the immigration process. Prior to Envoy, Gilpin was the vice president of marketing at CareerBuilder where she studied the relationships between job seekers and employers for over a decade and became passionate about solving the skills gap. Jamie has presented on the skills gap, workforce trends, HR, big data, technology and employment branding appearing at conferences and in the media including SHRM Talent Management, SBA Small Business Week, Evanta HR Leadership Summits, Illinois Technical Association, WGN, ERE, SHRM, and more.