H1B visa lottery not selected :( need advice
This year (april 2017) is the second time i applied h1b. and i didnt make it in lottery. April 2018 is my final shot.
I'm contractor at apple (1.5 yrs), working with a staffing firm which might be unstable situation for me at anytime. Cannot rely completely on it. Hidden risks.
As 2018 april is my last shot.. i 'd like to go with a fulltimer job for my h1b visa application. I've been hunting for new job now. My only concern is whether new company will be applying h1b for sure or not.
The reason for my skeptical thinking is.. After my Masters degree, my 1st fulltime job in a startup in Boston (april 2016) gave up on my h1b application process during last date saying that "As you have 2 other chances (2017 & 2018), you need not to apply this year. We'll apply next year for sure." In next 2 months the company was in loss and 80% of staff was laid off (Luckily not me) and told that they got a grace period of 6 weeks to show profits to investors. But i spoke to company's CTO, told him that with my visa challenges i cant work in a unstable environment and resigned my job. (Shouldn't be unemployed on my visa for long time if total layoff is done after 6 weeks). So to avoid risks i got into apple on a contracting position (front end UI Developer)with a staffing firm.
(Sorry for long story.. but its better to know to suggest me)
Now im looking for a better fulltimer opportunity. Should i look for a new job now? Or stay with my staffing firm?
Any notable firms sponsoring h1b visa? Im on OPT now. I appreciate any references (valley area).
Thanks in advance.