H1b quota


Registered Users (C)
I just got a job that will start in a few months. I have used up my OPT, and need to/want to apply for H1-B.

1. Has the quota for 2008 been used up? If so, what are my options at this point?

2. Should I consider a J-1 option? If I should, then what does my employer have to do to get me a J-1 visa?

How long is it taking to get an H1-B, assuming that I can apply for one at this point in the year/