Quote from rsmit02
I am seriously considering applying to a local hospital here in NJ who sponser the H1C visa. I truly would rather be working in a rough neighbourhood with the worry of my contract being terminated than sat here as a student unable to earn money. I figure if they terminate my contract I could also apply to be a student again.
What hospital are you talking about? Mercy medical center does not exist anymore. Elizabeth med. center is not on the list, and they told me that they don't sponsor H-1C anyway. Should they try, it will be hard for them to prove that they can't find enough American nurses, considering the fact that there is a nursing school right there, and considering the fact that you are a new grad.
By the way, H-1C program expires on Dec. 27, 2009. So, You will have to apply for change your status from H1-C to any other before that date.
I would say get your OPT for one year if you are eligible for one and start working on OPT. It gives you much more flexibility. In order to get H-1C you need to obtain your Visascreen certificate first.
P.S. I don't recommend to file I-140 if you plan to file for F-1 in the future again.