HCL 5th among top 10 tech firms to receive H1-B visas certifications in US; Check which are other companies

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Feb 16, 2019, 05:55 PM IST

At a time when the US move to limit H1-B visas has left major tech firms perturbed as it will seriously affect their ability to get and retain talented staff, Indian company HCL has secured 5,085 foreign labour certification for the H-1B work visas. In November, the Trump administration had announced changes to the H1-B visa system to give preferences to applicants with advanced degrees. 


HCL America had 2.9 per cent share of all foreign labour certification for the H-1B work visas for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019 that ended December 31, revealed latest H-1B visa statistics by the US Department of Labour. Image source: Reuters


Deloitte Consulting topped the list with 18,306 H-1B specialist occupation labour certifications. Image source: Reuters


Apple with 16,426 H-1B speciality occupations stands at the second position. Image source: Reuters


Professional staffing agency KForce was third with 10,292 visa certifications and Amazon.com Services was listed fourth with 5,485 certifications. Image source: dice.com


Social media giant Facebook was seventh, receiving 4,133 H-1B visa certifications for the quarter. Image source: Reuters


Others in the top 10 list were Cognizant Technology Solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Intel Corporation and Oracle America. Image source: Reuters


Indians are the biggest beneficiaries of the temporary H1-B visas, 76 per cent of which went to professionals from India last year, according to government statistics. Image source: Reuters


A total of 85,000 H1-B visas are available each year under regulations imposed by the Congress. Of these, 20,000 are reserved for those graduating with advance degrees from US universities. Image source: Reuters