Department of Labor Released H-1B Statistics for First Quarter of FY2014

The Department of Labor released statistics on the Labor Certification Applications (LCAs) it received in regard to H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 specialty occupation nonimmigrant visa petitions. Of the 67,645 LCAs received for H-1B petitions, 47,860 are designated for Computer Systems Analyst positions. The statistics also show the top 10 employers who filed LCAs for H-1B petitions. On top of the list is Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation, who filed 22,599 LCAs, followed by Wipro Limited, who filed 10,021 LCAs.

Employers who wish to petition H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 classification for their foreign workers must file and receive certified LCAs from the Department of Labor prior to submitting the petitions to USCIS