We mentioned in many posts how there is a list out there, sometimes difficult to find on the DOL (Department of Labor) site, but is freely available showing who are the companies that employed H-1B holders last year.
Of course this list is just as relevant to E-3 visa holders and even L-1 or J-1 Interns as they show the companies willing in large numbers to hire foreigners and more open to the sponsorship process.
There is do freely available list I am aware of for E-3 visas (they may for all I know lump into this list).
There is also no list for L-1 I am aware of and reportedly somewhere in the vicinity of 400,000 annually come on this visa in recent times. (there is no quota for L-1). However as this is an internal company transfer for multi-national companies that you have to be working at for at least 1 year, I am sure the companies you work for and apply to should be able to tell you more about transfer opportunities down the track to the US.
This list of course changes from year to year but the majority of companies you will see will consistently employ large numbers of foreigners and sponsor a lot of visas. Over the next few days we will reveal more of the list including tips for applying to the different types of companies on the list and the sectors they are in.
You will notice that this Top 100 is dominated, no unexpectedly, by companies in the IT sector. As that for many years has been where the shortage of US talent has been. Thus many people from India in the last decade especially have dominated the ranks of the H-1B visa approvals.
There are also a lot of academic institutions in this list as well which interesting because many of these organizations despite sponsoring a lot of visas will not have them counted in 65,000 quota!
This is of course great information for you when applying there as your chances improve greatly of securing your visa if offered a position so you are not competing against other applicants.
(to note many but not all non-profit, government and academic institutions do not have a quota binding them as the private instituitions do with 65,000 (+20,000 ADE) quota.
This is exactly what I was talking about when denouncing sites like H1Base as worthless and bordering on SCAM sites as they will send you this same list as part of their package as a major item. The only difference between them and me is they will charge you hundreds of dollars for it.
The full list actually contains close to 25,000 companies for last year so there are plenty of options just from the current batch of visa hiring pool from last year. However as mentioned in my recent guest author post about H-1 Visa Quota Predictions and the necessity to get your application in on April 1.
Ok without further delay here are the Top 100 US Visa Sponsoring Organizations from last year.
|COMPANY||No. of Visas|
|INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED||4,559|
|SATYAM COMPUTER SERVICES LIMITED||1,917|
|TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED||1,539|
|COGNIZANT TECH SOLUTIONS US CORP||467|
|CISCO SYSTEMS INC||422|
|LARSEN & TOUBRO INFOTECH LIMITED||403|
|IBM INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED||381|
|ERNST & YOUNG LLP||321|
|PATNI AMERICAS INC||296|
|TERRA INFOTECH INC||281|
|PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHS||239|
|BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCH SYSTEM||229|
|DELOITTE CONSULTING LLP||218|
|GOLDMAN SACHS & CO||211|
|EVEREST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC||208|
|VERINON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTD||208|
|EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYS||205|
|DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP||195|
|UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND||191|
|UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA||186|
|UNIV OF MICHIGAN||183|
|ORACLE USA INC||168|
|UNIV OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO||168|
|ALLIED SOLUTIONS GROUP INC||166|
|RITE AID CORPORATION||161|
|V-SOFT CONSULTING GROUP INC||161|
|THE JOHNS HOPKINS MED INSTS OIS||157|
|VEDICSOFT SOLUTIONS INC||156|
|UNIV OF WISCONSIN MADISON||151|
|JPMORGAN CHASE & CO||150|
|I-FLEX SOLUTIONS INC||148|
|STATE UNIV OF NY AT STONY BROOK||143|
|DIS NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH||141|
|CDC GLOBAL SERVICES INC||135|
|GLOBAL CONSULTANTS INC||131|
|LEHMAN BROTHERS INC||130|
|THE OHIO STATE UNIV||128|
|UNIV OF MINNESOTA||128|
|MORGAN STANLEY & CO INC||125|
|TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED||123|
|UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH||122|
|MCKINSEY & COMPANY INC US||121|
|MERRILL LYNCH & CO INC||121|
|UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS||121|
|MGL AMERICAS INC||120|
|UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA||120|
|LOVELACE RESPIRATORY RESEARCH INST||118|
|INFOVISION TECHNOLOGIES INC||114|
|UNIV OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES||114|
|EVEREST CONSULTING GROUP INC||113|
|INDIANA UNIV PURDUE UNIV INDIANAPO||113|
|THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY||113|
|ITECH US INC||112|
|XPEDITE TECHNOLOGIES INC||112|
|DIBON SOLUTIONS INC||111|
|ZYLOG SYSTEMS LTD DBA ZSL INC||111|
|NYC HHC HARLEM HOSPITAL CTR||110|
|MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL||109|
|VISION SYSTEMS GROUP INC||107|
|DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT||105|
|UNIV OF WASHINGTON||104|
|DUKE UNIV UNIV MED CTR & AFFIL INS||103|
|COSMOS FDN INC DBA HARMONY SCIENCE||99|
|WASHINGTON UNIV IN ST LOUIS||99|
|AMAZON GLOBAL RESOURCES INC||98|
|UST GLOBAL INC||98|
|UT SOUTHWESTERN MED CTR AT DALLAS||97|
|NEW YORK CITY DEPT OF EDUCATION||96|
|UNIV OF CA SAN FRANCISCO||95|
|UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO||95|
|UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL||95|
|CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION||94|
|CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC||93|
|MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECH||93|
|MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY||93|
|UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER||93|
I hope this initial list is of benefit to you all and look forward to more of this list in the days to come 🙂