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How Can You Immigrate for Jobs in HR?


Find Out About Immigration for Jobs in Human Resources

Find Out About Immigration for Jobs in Human Resources

Question: How Can You Immigrate for Jobs in HR?

Learn more about immigration for jobs in Human Resources. While my site is not expert about immigration for jobs and careers in HR, it is a question that is frequently asked by readers. These resources will help you get started as you explore immigration for jobs in HR.


Many readers write to me asking about how to move to the United States to work in a job in Human Resources. I have no special expertise in this area. Even more unfortunately, I do not have contacts, special resources, nor do I know of quick and easy ways to immigrate to the United States. You can learn more from this site about jobs in Human Resources and careers in Human Resources. Here is how you can explore immigration for jobs and careers in HR:

Learn about immigration opportunities in general. To remain permanently in the United States, you will need an immigrant visa. To obtain immigration visas, applicants petition the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to ask for permission to apply for an immigrant visa. These are more readily available for people who are immediately related to a family member living in the US.

Family sponsored and employer sponsored immigrant visas are also available for foreigners wishing to become US residents. Many people interested in jobs in HR are well educated. This is an advantage when applicants pursue an immigration visa.

HR is not a field, however, in which the US lacks interested citizens, nor is it a scientific or technical skill field requiring many years of study and commitment.

So, I imagine that employer sponsored green cards are rare and difficult to obtain. In most regions of the US, jobs in HR management have many candidates.

The Department of Labor requires, according to About.com's Jennifer McFadyen, that, "The DOL must determine that there are no qualified U.S. workers 'able, willing, qualified and available to accept the job at the prevailing wage for that occupation in the area of intended employment and that employment of the alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.'"

Otherwise, an immigrant enters the US and begins learning about a job search, hopefully following up on leads obtained prior to entering the US, too.

But, never give up on pursuing your dreams. Persistence has been known to open doors.

Check back. I often add additional methods for finding out about careers and jobs in Human Resources Management.

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