H4 EAD extension pending - About to lose my jobMar 11
I have a 4 year technical bachelors degree and have been a technical recruiter for about 6.5 years now out of which, 2 years I have worked in US for Microsoft and Amazon as a Contractor. My current EAD expires this week and the extension has not yet come through. What are my options?
- Google hooli.xyzU.S. doesn’t need any more “technical” recruiters, especially from shady staffing/consulting firms.
- Microsoft Dr. RootI'd have to agree with hooli on this one. Amazon is not your employer. You're merely a contractor so stop acting entitled. Recruiting is not exactly rocket science and you don't need any degree to send a couple of emails. (And I bet, your degree is in a completely unrelated field). Be grateful that you had a job.Mar 112
- @hooli and @Root why so bitter or butthurt ?
The OP is working legally here and asking a valid question for her problem. She did not ask for your judgments. If you have problems with immigration raise it in an appropriate forum.
Just FYI, an H4 ead can work as a direct or indirect contractor legally. Further for most recruiter roles, companies hire ppl directly on contract.Mar 112
- It is misleading and dishonest to say your employer is Amazon even though in reality your employer is a staffing or consulting firm.
And technical recruiters are a dime a dozen. I can’t see any justification on why we need foreigners for those roles. Recruiting is not a specialized skill that U.S. companies have a hard time finding.
- How do you know it is consulting firm ? How are you sure Op is not directly employed as a contractor in Amazon ?
Also what if she is a contractor ? H4 EADs are allowed to work as a contractor. If you don’t like foreigners in that bring that issue in some appropriate forum.
Here OP is asking for a suggestions on how handle her situation. She is not asking your opinions about foreigners working in USMar 113
- So I am on a Contract to Hire arrangement and you must actually meet the insanely talented Amazon recruiters who can even teach you some coding. They are so passionate and curious to learn that some of them even have nano degrees in machine/deep learning and if everybody becomes a techie, who will recruit?
I heard no job is looked down upon in US, doesn’t seem to be true.
You don’t feel bad when immigrants pay heavy taxes so that US Citizens can get unemployment and other benefits then why would you feel bad when we earn ourselves a comfortable life?
The reason I know is that most of the large tech companies nowadays seldom do direct contracts. There is usually a middleman, a staffing agency or a consulting firm. This is to reduce the chance of co-employment issues (which Microsoft got sued back in the 90’s).
OP’s later post confirms this: “So I am on a Contract to Hire arrangement”.
I don’t really care if OP is a contractor or not with regards to the visa. My point is that one has to be truthful about who is their employer and stop providing misleading facts.
I am not looking down on any job. I am merely trying to get to the truth of the matter.
Also make everyone aware that technical recruiting is not a role that companies find hard to staff.
Visas in the H category are for jobs that not enough Americans can fill and therefore have to find talent outside the country. H4 is the gray area where one can argue takes jobs from hard-working Americans and gives the jobs to foreigners for lesser pay.
Why give a technical recruiting job to a foreigner when an American can do the work just as easily? The barrier of entry to a technical recruiting career is not as high as engineering and doesn’t require a technical degree. Those are simple facts. Again, I am not trying to offend anyone, just merely stating the facts.
You still haven’t answered my previous questions: Who signs your paycheck? What is the name of the company that shows up on your W-2?
- Unpaid leave or how about working from Canada for a few days?
And how come it is not approved in time ? Didn’t you apply 180 days before expiry ?
- Mine is in process since Feb 1st. I assumed H1B extension should be approved before applying for EAD extension and wasn’t aware that irrespective of H1B extension H4 EAD extension can be filed in parallel.
- Groupon kdkanaWouldn’t you have applied for a H4 extension while your spouse had H1B extension? You could renew your EAD during the H4 extension even if its outside the 3month extension window. Its usually the fastest way to get it approved. My wife received her EAD in 2 weeks last year(H1B premium was available then). If you have applied feb1st I then give it one more month
- There is not much you can do here....... couple of my friends were in the same boat. They had to take a break and join after visa was approved. Depending on how long it takes for the Visa to get approved, you may or may not get to go back to your current job (depends on the employer's/client's flexibility). But H4 EAD folks never have trouble finding a new job anyway.