Resource for International Students: USCIS Launches H-1B Employer Data Hub

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently publicized its first ever H-1B Employer Data Hub to help international students and employers find more information about companies in the U.S. who have hired or submitted H-1B petitions for foreign nationals. The database covers FY 2009 – 2019. See the blurb from USCIS as far as how you can strategically use this free resource to navigate employer/job/internship search in the U.S.

“The H-1B program allows employers in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent.

The H-1B Employer Data Hub includes data from fiscal year 2009 through the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 on employers who have submitted petitions to employ H-1B nonimmigrant workers. Data can be queried by fiscal year, employer name, city, state, zip code, and NAICS code. The H-1B Employer Data Hub has data on the first decisions USCIS makes on petitions for initial and continuing employment. It identifies employers by the last four digits of their tax identification. You can download annual and query-specific data in .csv format. For more information on the data, visit the Understanding Our H-1B Employer Data Hub page.”

To access the data hub, click HERE.

By Sara Ko-Ada
Sara Ko-Ada Associate Director of International Student Services Sara Ko-Ada