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H-1B Visa News
Tech industry urges Trump admin to keep work permits for H-1B spouses
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers. This work visa is highly popular among Indian IT professionals.
Indian techies get relief as US says no change in H-1B visa rule
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
Trump administration says it is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country
Bill on H-1B visa gives sleepless nights to Indian techies in US
Wed, Jan 03, 2018
The bill, which is aligned to Trump's “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, proposes to prevent misuse of H-1B visa. “Buy American, Hire American” vision that was promised by the President during his 2016 campaign, aims to protect local jobs for the Americans.
H1B workers may work for more than one employer: USCIS
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Tighter H-1B visa verification process, recommends US Department of Homeland Security
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
"The agency lacks performance measures to show how site visits contribute to improving the H-1B Program," the Inspector General said.
Why Indian IT firms may see a silver lining in US' merit-based RAISE Act
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
The new merit-based immigration policy will favour those individuals who can speak English and have high educational qualifications.
Modi in US: Dialogue over terror, H1B Visa top priority in Modi-Trump meet
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
PM Narendra Modi is in Washington to meet US President Donald Trump. Talks over NSG membership, H1B Visa, defense support and other aspects is anticipated. Watch video to know more. About Zee Business --------------------------
H1-B Visa: Can PM Modi change President Trump's mind?
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Former immigration head Erin Green files lawsuit against Infosys in US for employee discrimination
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Infosys former immigration head Erin Green has filed a lawsuit against Infosys on June 19 before a US district court in the Eastern District of Texas alleging employee discrimination and retaliation by its senior management and seeking damages from the firm.
US Prez Donald Trump's administration, regulations may have adverse impact on its growth, says Wipro
Fri, Jun 09, 2017
India's homegrown IT major Wipro in its filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission said the US president Donald Trump's administration and regulations could be a potential threat to its growth.
Committed to 6.5-8.5% revenue growth in 2017, says Infosys COO UB Pravin Rao
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
While speaking at the Morgan Stanley 19th Annual India Summit on Wednesday, Infosys COO UB Pravin Rao said that the company remains "committed" to its guidance of 6.5-8.5% revenue growth this year even as some clients ask for projects to be carried out at 30-40% lower costs than before.
Top seven Indian companies receive less H-1B visas in 2016
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Top seven Indian-based outsourcing companies in the US received fewer H-1B visas in 2016 as compared to 2015, and as a group their numbers dropped 37 %, according to a new report.
Tata Consultancy Services says H-1B visa applications now at a third of 2015 levels
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) applied for only a third of the H-1B work visas this year compared to 2015, helped by increased hiring from engineering campuses and B-schools in the US.
India contact WTO for solving H1B issue
Wed, May 31, 2017
India contact WTO for solving H1B issue. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.
IT industry in India will continue to witness layoffs at low-end skills for next 18 months: Experts
Mon, May 29, 2017
According to experts, the IT industry in India will continue to see the layoffs for the next 18 months at the low-end skills on back of automation taking over the routine tasks like application maintenance, bug fixing, manual testing, among others.
H-1B Visa: US Congress introduces bill seeking exemption for foreigners with American PhD
Sat, May 27, 2017
US Congressmen Erik Paulsen and Mike Quigley have introduced a bill that seeks exemption for foreign-born persons with an American PhD in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from the limits on the number of employment-based green cards and H-1B visas awarded annually.
H-1B Visa: Nasscom pays nearly Rs 1 crore to two US lobbyists in Q1 of 2017
Sun, May 21, 2017
After a layoffs in India and and visa curbs in the US, IT industry body Nasscom has stepped up its lobbying with America and has paid a total amount of $1,50,000 (nearly Rs 1 crore) to two registered lobbyists in the country in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.
H-1B visas for Indian IT professionals would not come down: Nirmala Sitharaman
Sat, May 20, 2017
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said on Saturday that the number of H-1B visas for Indian IT professionals would not come down adding further that the US is correcting its present lottery system of awarding visas.
IT Job Market: Nearly 2 lakh jobs at stake at Infosys, Cognizant, others as cos step-up American hiring
Sat, May 13, 2017
According to the news report, nearly two lakh jobs are at stake, with big-ticket companies like Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, others as they looking to hand over pink slips to incumbent employees and hire fewer talent.
Not against legal immigration: Trump
Fri, May 12, 2017
President Donald Trump has said that he wants to stop illegal immigration into the US and called for a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India.