How new immigrants can get a job at a Locksmith Business in the US

How new immigrants can get a job at a Locksmith Business in the US

As a law firm, we are often involved in issues related to immigration and VISA regulations. The US is the world’s largest economy and a preferred destination for asylum seekers and migrants from around the world. According to Pew Research, in 2017, over 22.4 million people applied for a U.S, visa lottery that grants 50,000 green cards (lawful permanent residence) to individuals from other nations of the world. It is a choice destination as it is viewed as a land of opportunities for anyone willing to work hard and pay the price for success; after all, this is what underlines the concept of the American dream. Getting to the U.S. is a tough hurdle on its own, getting a job is another hurdle to scale. The task of job hunting can be quite tasking especially for an immigrant as the job market may be too saturated and where vacancies are open, employers may not be too keen to employ an immigrant. At times language may also constitute a challenge in getting jobs. However, the task of securing a job is not an impossible task if you have the required skills. Your dream of getting a job is valid.

Visa Regulations for Immigrant Workers in America

Different visa categories exist for different classes of immigrants depending on the motive behind their visit to America. For instance, there are separate visa classifications for the fiancĂ© of a US citizen, cultural exchange visitor, temporary religious worker, foreign academic student, etc. It is very important for immigrants to understand that the class of visas issued to them may directly influence their capacity to find work. Visa classifications suitable for an immigrant in America includes; H-1B, H-1C, H-2A, H-2B, H-3. These are the categories of visas issued to temporary workers seeking to work in the United States. Therefore, it is recommended that an immigrant locksmith at least possess this category of visa before seeking paid employment in the country.  

The ease of observing US visa tend to vary from country to country as special considerations may be accorded to immigrants from a particular location. The largest group of immigrants in the US are from the Philippines, a country that is neither visa-exempt and it also does not fall under the Visa waiver program. Therefore interested Filipinos willing to relocate to the United States will have to go through the rigor of applying for the visa at the US embassy where they would be required to file certain forms which may include the DS-160 non-immigrant form.  The duration of time required for processing the visa may vary but it could extend to up to 2 months, although this is not really fixed. 

Job Search Recommendation

In the quest for a job in the locksmith industry, it is recommended that the individual immigrant contact established organizations with nationwide reach such as Get Locksmith in order to leverage on their contact and goodwill in securing a job and growing your portfolio. Such an organization will perform the role of an agency in linking the job seeker with job opportunities but they may seek a percentage of the earnings of such individuals as charges for their services. The possibility of being scammed also exists when the individual embarks on a job search without proper knowledge of where to apply or how to apply. Working with the right organization will help mitigate the prospect of being scammed. 

It is a much safer route to register with an agency since they already have the necessary reputation which you can also benefit from based on your affiliation with them. There is a possibility of sourcing jobs independently from online pages and job portals but there is a possibility of being scammed if you decide to go this route. For instance, the offer may be exaggerated by the client such that they may renege on the agreement much later and you could be on the receiving end of their unscrupulous behavior. However, an agency will likely know the right methods to identify and avoid scammers. 

 Job search in a new country especially one as developed like America requires a solid strategy and determination. Desperation at times can predispose the job seeker to be scammed hence it must be avoided. As an immigrant, you must familiarize yourself with the laws and practices of the industry you are active in so as not to contravene it and risk a fine or a ban. The consequences of a ban on an immigrant worker may be more severe and may take a toll on the finances of the immigrant, so it is better to work within the ambit of the law when seeking jobs. 

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