If H-1B usage is a barometer of what is happening in the overall job market, the US economy is largely in the same place as last year. The latest data shows 41,000 H-1Bs have been used against the cap of 65,000 after just over six months of filing. Last year we were at 41,900 at about the same time. That is still very light usage compared to prior years
Gregory Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.