Most companies will hire candidates from within their own country. Lots of different jobs are pretty easy to fill, so a business owner will be able to find lots of qualified individuals that are looking for work within their community or from across the country. Hiring a person within the U.S. is fairly easy. All the business owner needs to do is interview candidates, present a job offer, and them from there have the successful candidate fill out some paperwork and then train them on the job duties. But some companies may struggle finding a qualified candidate that possesses certain skills from within their own country. In this case, the company or business owner may decide to hire someone from outside the country, also know as an immigrant. The company will need to show that they tried to find a domestic candidate that meets the job requirements in order to successfully sponsor this person for a work visa or U.S. citizenship. Here is some more information on why some companies choose to hire immigrants from other countries.
No Qualified Job Applicants in Their Home Country
The only way for a company to legally hire an immigrant from another country is to show the federal government that there were no qualified domestic applicants for an open position. While the company can’t inspect every person on the job market, they can post a variety job ads all over the country in order to find someone that’s interested and qualified for the position in question. If no one responds or those that do respond are not qualified enough for the job, the company will have to look elsewhere, usually to job applicants from outside their home country. This may be because all the qualified workers in their home country are already employed or they are not interested in the job.
U.S. Schools and Universities Do Not Offer Relevant Training in Their Field
The issue may go deeper for some U.S. companies. They may have trouble finding qualified candidates in their home country because many of the schools or training programs in the country do not offer the right training or education required to do a certain job. Most schools and universities try to teach curriculum based on the skills that employers need, but there may be some exceptions. Some schools may be slow to change their curriculum based on the changing job market. Thus, the employer will have to look elsewhere.
Additionally, with new and emerging technologies, the right skill sets and training may be difficult to find domestically, while some international schools have developed niche training.
Those looking to learn more about posting immigrant job ads and hiring foreign workers can search around online.