If you know where you guys will be located in US, I would suggest to look for any openings in and around that place which matches your skillset (I assume you will prefer not to live in different locations). That would give you an idea of the availability of positions. If you happen to move to one of the areas like San Francisco Bay Area, or New York/New Jersey, then finding emloyment opportunities is still better.
Even when zeroing on potential H-1 sponsors, you need to be very careful as lot of these companies do not have good track records, and often result in petition denial. You should get in touch w/ your friends, family, colleagues in US to know if they can recommend any consulting company for sponsoring H-1s. When you have someone vouching for a company, it adds more credibility.
If you are unable to find good sponsors, then studying is also a good option. You can complete 1-2 year course, then get OPT and look for employment on H-1 thereafter. Studying in US is an investment and is fruitful in the long run.
As H-1 cap is about to open in April, you need to make the decision now and start looking for sponsors by Feb. If you miss out on this year’s cap, then you will have to wait until April 2014.