Fees associated with H1B visa filing


I am looking for a job and I called a company. As much hard it is to find a sponsorship, it is even harder to find it in my region. I checked the company’s info on myvisajobs.com and it says they have filed only 2 H1b cases in the last 10 years! Also, the recruiter said they will pay the 2K associated with H1b filing but I can choose to pay $1400 for a one year contract or let them pay the $1400 and sign a contract for two years. Does this sound shady or is it legitimate?

They should not be asking for any money from your side period. The only allowed expense that you can legaly bear is the 1225$ premium processing fee.