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ANSWER: The visitor visa does not allow the visitor to gain any lawful employment in the US. For that you have to apply for a change of status to an employment based status. And for that, you need an employer who is willing to sponsor you for an employment based status. Here is a list of the types of nonimmigrant employment based status: http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/temporary-nonimmigrant-workers. Copy and paste the link in a new internet window.
As far as applying for an extension of status, you need to file form I-539. You can do a google search for that form.
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