B2 visa and change of status

I am currently in the U.S. with B2 visa. Can a company that intents to hire me, apply for a work permit on my behalf and change my status while I am in the U.S.?

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You can, but it is almost never a good idea to convert from a B to a longer term visa. Please discuss the consequences with your lawyers.

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