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Hi guys, my friend who is an international student had an interview with riteaid today and found out that they no longer offer sponsorship for working visa because of the economy. She is now worried that she might not be able to find a job in the US. Does anyone know which chains offer sponsorship?
 

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None offering new visa atm. If you are already working for them, they will renew yours but for new grad, they are not hiring international or foreign grad.
 

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I m just curious... Isn't that consider as discrimination by not hiring based on your foreign status???
 

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Nope. H1b visa only used if they need to hire due to lack of qualified citizen applicants. They have more than enough citizen applicants. No reason to hire you and pay 5000 lawyer fee + h1b fee to fill the spot where they can get citizen rph with no accents.
 

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I m just curious... Isn't that consider as discrimination by not hiring based on your foreign status???
The law requires the opposite, companies are required to hire citizens/legal residents first, and are only allowed to hire Hb1 visa when they can't find qualified applicants among citizens/legal residents.
 

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There is no limit on H1B visas for universities. Find a university that will hire you for an unrelated position. One good way to stay in the country. Still going to be hard to do though. Once you have an H1B approved by a university, a new employer can put through an H1B application for you that is not subject to the cap. They commonly call it an H1B Transfer.

I knew a bunch of guys who had some kind of legal residency that used the military as a fast track for citizenship.... might be an option. My buddy Mr. Yang did it.... math professor who took a job as a combat medic to get citizenship. They fastracked his application thinking he'd be a good candidate for ranger, sf, etc.... then after it went through he crapped out of medic training in order to get to a better MOS. Fun times.
 
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there's this international pharmacist who's been with cvs for 5 years, but cvs won't renew it for her in the u.s. for some reason. she has to travel to canada to renew. not sure what's going on.
 

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there's this international pharmacist who's been with cvs for 5 years, but cvs won't renew it for her in the u.s. for some reason. she has to travel to canada to renew. not sure what's going on.
Unless that particular person is a spectacular and indispensable employee, there is no compelling reason to go through the legal process and financial investment. Especially not for a profit-minded company like CVS. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is.
 

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I would not say that none offer it but the number is certainly less. When I started with my company (a compounding pharmacy) last year, I had them sponsor me so I know there are some companies that still do.
 
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The road is much tougher for international students. Have you considered to work for foreign company in your country? They pay a lot too and you have a life in your country.