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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.
Legislative change needed in wage structure to prevent H-1B abuse, says US Labour Department
Sat, May 06, 2017
The US Department of Labour in a letter has said that the Department (of labour) lacks the authority to alter the employers' ability to take advantage of the four-tiered prevailing wage structure currently used by employers in H-I B Labour Condition Applications.
US prez Donald Trump's administration welcomes Infosys decision to hire 10,000 Americans
Wed, May 03, 2017
The US president Donald Trump's administration has welcomed Infosys latest decision to hire 10,000 workers in the US stating that it was a result of the US government's "pro-growth economic agenda."
Ample opportunities in India; no need to worry about tightening visa regime: Cabinet Secretary
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
However, he observed that "we need not worry too much about the visa restrictions as we will have ample opportunities here itself".
Why India could lose its top spot in remittances to China in 2017
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
With US tightening its restrictions on Indian employees holding H-1B visas, we could see a lot of them being sent home after their visa expires.
Serious action on US H1-B visa is a cause for worry for India: Arvind Subramanian
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian said that 50-60% of all India's exports of services goes to the US.
H-1B visa: Greatly value investments by Indian companies, says US govt
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
"We greatly value Indian companies' continued investment in the US economy, which also, of course, supports thousands of US jobs," Toner said.
Nasscom hits back at US govt claims over Indian IT firms violating H-1B visa norms
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
It said that the US Department of Labor estimates that there will be about 2.4 million unfilled science, technology, engineering and mathamatics (STEM) jobs by 2018.
Are Indian IT firms to blame for H-1B visa restrictions?
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
A US government official named TCS, Infosys and Cognizant for violating H-1B visa norms in the US.
India-US relations more stronger, matured over last few decades, says Arun Jaitley
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Jaitley on Friday met US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the first cabinet-level interaction between the two countries under the Trump Administration.