Tech companies outside urban cities sponsoring H-1B

Microsoft wyka
May 1 8 Comments

The rent, traffic, and COL are pretty high in the Bay area, New York, and Seattle. I notice that places like Boston and Baltimore are now promoting their early stage tech scenes and low cost of living. However, I, an H-2B holder, have yet to get a reply from tech companies in these places when I try to apply for jobs. In fact, even on my LinkedIn I saw a post by a recruiter where they specifically said they're looking for software engineers in Massachusetts to fill a lot of openings in Boston. Is it just me or do these non tech hub states not seem to be interested in pursuing foreign talent?

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 8 Comments
  • Oracle strong20
    Boston is just as expensive as Seattle but you'll probably make less money there. And they have 5% state income tax.
    May 1 0
  • New gSxi37
    Ka kha ga gha ayyan, ya ra la wa sa.
    May 1 0
  • Wayfair WNEm45
    Wayfair is hiring and sponsors H1b in Boston. Lower salaries but cheaper housing and better overall scene (ratio, schools, community).
    May 2 2
    • Microsoft wyka
      OP
      Would you mind referring me. There are a couple of interesting SWE roles there. It's low but not too bad.
      May 2
    • Wayfair WNEm45
      Sure. Like any company, there's teams that you want to avoid so do your research.
      May 2
  • Bloomberg / Eng Eukw16
    How about Austin
    May 1 0
  • New gSxi37
    Boston is expensive
    May 1 0
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Boston is city too.
    May 1 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees