The USCIS has received 58,900 H-1B cap petitions for FY-2010 by November 28, 2009. This represents an additional 2000 H-1B petitions filed as compared with just a week earlier. There are not expected to be many more, if any, available H-1Bs by the time January 2010 rolls around.
As of April 1, 2010, employers can start filing for the 2011 fiscal year which begins October 1, 2010. There are also a variety of cap-exempt H-1B petitions that are not subject to the numerical limitation of 65,000 annually.
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