This week's book giveaway is in the Other Open Source APIs forum. We're giving away four copies of Storm Applied and have Sean Allen, Peter Pathirana & Matthew Jankowski on-line! See this thread for details.
However if you have only 1 year of IT experience that will decrease your chances to get a Visa to work in the US, don't know about H1 visas but TN Visas(Mexicans and Canadians)require 3 years minimum.
Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Actually, I have an experience of: 10yrs mainframe/mvs, and 1 year of java/jsp/servlet.
I have an job offer (I am from asia). I am just thinking if anything negative happens (hopefully not) during that stint, I will be able to get employed with another company 'quickly', as the US immigration doesnt allow me to stay there for long, I think 2 weeks, without a visa.
My mvs skills can be a backup, but I am not sure if anyone in usa would sponsor h1b for mainframe these days (unlike y2k days).
Joined: Mar 28, 2006
OK, at least the Big Blue will want a guy with mainframe experience, I think they are hurting for resources in mainframe positions since lots of the guys are retiring.