The US is experiencing a massive wave of new applications for jobs as the government tries to fill its huge workforce gap, with employers offering to help Americans get a foot in the door.
A survey conducted by job site Indeed shows more than 1 million US-based jobs are available for job seekers to apply for through the company’s portal.
The job opportunities for US citizens are also rising, with the number of jobs available for US-born workers climbing by more than 4 million over the past year.
The number of job openings across the US has grown by an average of almost 30 per cent a year, and the number that have been posted to fill positions has doubled in the past 12 months.
As more people apply for jobs, the number is likely to climb again, as the country continues to grow as a result of the global financial crisis and the economic downturn.
There are also growing numbers of job postings across the globe.
A survey of job seekers across the world, by job firm Indeed, found more than 3 million job openings had been posted in the last year, with more than 20 million jobs being advertised globally.
The jobs available to US citizens will be filled primarily by US companies and universities, with about half of those jobs being posted in Silicon Valley.
The surge in applications comes amid the global economic slowdown and a slowdown in job growth for many US-made products.
The country has struggled with unemployment since the financial crisis, and is facing its worst-ever job loss since the Great Depression.
But the jobless rate is still more than 6.5 per cent, which is still lower than the United Kingdom’s rate of 7.2 per cent.
In a statement, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it is a proud partner of the US economy and has worked with its government, state and local governments to promote job creation.
It is a priority for us to encourage more people to apply and we are committed to working with our federal partners and stakeholders to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
We are proud to have been an important partner for the US for decades, and our role in this country is important.
This is a great example of how the US government can work with business to help companies find qualified people for the job they want to fill.
The government has invested more than $3.5 billion to promote the hiring of US workers.
The US is the only developed country with a permanent foreign worker program, which provides a pathway for workers from countries that don’t have one to work in the United States for six months without being paid.
It provides $US8.5bn in economic benefits to the US each year, including $US3bn for companies in the manufacturing sector, and $US2.5b in additional support to small businesses.