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2013-02-19 16:24:34

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by IEEE-USA: The Top 10 users of H-1B visas in FY 2012 were companies who specialize in shipping American jobs offshore, according to an analysis of government data by Computerworld magazine. The analysis comes at a time when a bill before Congress, the "Immigration Innovation Act," would expand the H-1B visa program from 85,000 visas to more than 400,000 annually. In "The data shows: Top H-1B users are...

2013-01-28 23:03:36

vcfo and Azarmehr Law Group to Host "Tapping Into the International Talent Market" Panel Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2013 Leaders in their respective fields, vcfo and the Azarmehr Law Group (ALG), have been providing companies with solutions to the obstacles encountered when recruiting, hiring and managing international talent. In Austin´s tight job market, companies are facing a shortage of qualified candidates in specialized fields such as software and engineering, and many are...

2013-01-23 12:26:27

KYIV, Ukraine, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs unanimously concluded that the amendments to the EU-Ukraine agreement on visa facilitation should be approved. This was reported by the Mission of Ukraine to the EU. The vote marked yet another step towards the ratification and implementation of the norms, provisioned in the document. "By this decision the members of the European Parliament demonstrated consistency in their...

2013-01-23 08:34:04

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced its participation in the following investor conferences in the month of February: On Monday, February 11, Jim McCarthy, Global Head of Product, will present at the KBW Cards, Payments & Financial Technology Symposium in New York. The discussion will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and last for approximately 45 minutes. A listen-only audio webcast and replay will be accessible for 30 days on the...

2013-01-02 00:20:13

Report Finds Deficient Regulation of Foreign Student Program WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Backgrounder finds that the agency responsible for overseeing educational institutions hosting foreign students rarely exercises its enforcement authority. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120806/MM52838LOGO) The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a subset of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the...

2012-12-26 00:20:08

BEIJING, Dec. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beijing recently announced a 72-hour visa-free stay for citizens from 45 countries who have outbound air tickets and visas to a third country, starting January 1, 2013. This policy will promote Beijing's regional economy, tourism and civil aviation industry. In response to the new policy, Air China is offering more products and services that meet the needs of the transfer passengers and ensure utmost convenience to travelers going to and...

2012-11-19 08:30:59

Visa's contactless technology now available at participating Tim Hortons restaurants TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Visa Canada and Tim Hortons invite cardholders to 'wave and go' when making purchases using Visa payWave, now available for use at participating Tim Hortons restaurants across the country. Tim Hortons guests can now pay faster for their coffee and Timbits using Visa's contactless technology, bringing cardholders another level of convenience and providing built-in...

2012-11-19 04:22:04

LONDON, November 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- -Tourism ministers and industry leaders have pledged to ease entry procedures for tourists- The chairman of the executive board of TUI Travel - parent company for Holiday Hypermarket [http://www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk ] - joined a panel of ministers from around the world recently to discuss easing border control requirements for holidaymakers. The discussion took place at the...

2012-11-01 07:34:54

Game release coincides with Financial Literacy Month and Credit Education Week Canada, reinforcing Visa's commitment to improving financial literacy TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - In recognition of Financial Literacy Month in Canada, Visa Canada today launched Peter Pig's Money Counter, an online educational game designed to teach children aged 4-7 the value of money. Available for free on Visa's financial literacy Web site, Practical Money Skills, the game encourages players to grow...

2012-10-19 15:23:29

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The merchant plaintiffs in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1720 (JG)(JO) have asked a federal court in Brooklyn to preliminarily approve their landmark class action settlement. If preliminarily approved, Court notice of the proposed settlement will be given to merchant class members and a hearing to determine whether to grant Final Approval of the settlement will be scheduled by the Court....