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December 7, 2016

number of foreign workers and h1 b visa granted by google last year in united states

FindTheCompany | How Many Foreign Workers has Google allowed to USA and the number of H1b visa granted by the tech giant in charts

Holders of H-1B visas, which allow foreigners with certain credentials to hold U.S. jobs for up to six years, compose about 8 percent of Google's U.S. workforce and represent 80 different countries,  It is estimated that 75 percent of those hires have degrees from U.S. universities.Applications for H-1B visas–those allowing overseas workers to accept job offers in the US–reveal that top tech companies like Google mostly sponsor the visas for five main roles, reports TechCrunch.

By examining the most common professions among H-1B applicants for Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, five consistent career paths emerged across each company. Software engineers, systems software engineers, financial analysts, computer systems analysts and marketing managers make up a large part of H-1B visa applications.

According to, a news and information portal for high-skill labor worldwide, there are 15 biggest industries that hires the highest number of foreign workers and immigrants.It provides a list of companies which hires knowledge workers and shows what american companies are  paying them, on average. MyVisa creates data which is compiled from a mix of Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau.According to the list Google is ranked No. 15 within the top 100 firms.The salary data shows that the average salary paid to foreign workers employed in the USA by the five tech companies is highest at Facebook, at $135k, with Google second-placed at around $127k.