Can a foreigner get job in USA? If you have the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience, you may be able to live and work permanently in the United States by seeking an employment-based immigrant visa. The Permanent Workers webpage describes the five employment-based immigrant visa preferences (also called categories).
What are the most common jobs for immigrants in the US? Construction laborers occupy the top spot among immigrant workers (26 percent) and the third spot for native workers (11 percent). Construction managers and carpenters are also among the most common occupations for both native-born and foreign-born workers in this sector.
Do US companies hire immigrants? Since 1990, non-immigrants have been able to obtain a temporary work permit, or H-1B visa, that allows companies in the U.S. to hire them in certain specialty occupations, such as engineering or information technology.
How hard is it to get a job as an immigrant? Immigrants with permanent residence status can face difficulties achieving full employment in the U.S., often due to employers not trusting foreign degree programs. They also struggle to be accepted into licensing programs that are required for certain jobs.