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H1-B Visa News
H1-B visa suspension to have Rs 1,200-cr impact on Indian IT firms: Crisil
Mon, Jul 06, 2020
Zooming of the denial rates to 39 per cent in FY20, up from 6 per cent in FY16, had led to lower reliance on the visas by the local IT companies, it said. "New H1-B visa issuances contribute less than 5 per cent of the US onshore workforce of the top 5 listed Indian IT firms, which account for 60 per cent of the industry revenue. On the other hand, the share of local hires in their US onshore employee mix has steadily increased from 30-35 per cent in fiscal 2017 to about 55-60 per cent in fiscal 2020,? its senior director Anuj Sethi said.
New red flags inside Trump H1B crackdown: Top US immigration attorney
Wed, Jun 24, 2020
"This may just be wishful language. It does not have any legal impact right now. But it does direct the administration to take other actions with respect to people already here, in the future", Mehta told IANS in a video interview.
We hope US' non-immigration visa review will consider benefits of H1-B visa: FS
Thu, Jun 04, 2020
"As you are aware, the government of India has closely consulted all stakeholders and engaged with the US government on this issue. Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) had taken this up, along with the issue of the totalisation agreement, during the visit of President (Donald) Trump to India in February 2020," Shringla said.
Techies Alert! US reaches H-1B visa cap for 2020
Sat, Apr 06, 2019
The USCIS received 232,972 H-1B cap-subject petitions in 2016 and in 2015, it received 172,581 cap-subjected petitions.
H-1B visa: US think-tank seeks greater employment rights for those working under this programme
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
The report comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America and an easy pathway to citizenship.
US H-1B visa: Big setback for techies, hiring fresh foreign workers made tougher
Fri, Nov 02, 2018
The H-1B visa, popular among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
H-1B visa: Unrealistic to expect softening of US stance, says Ganesh Natarajan
Fri, Sep 07, 2018
Today, there are three challenges facing the industry. The first is the inexorable shift to digital, leading to a completely different way global clients of the industry will deploy processes and technology to engage with customers and supply chain partners.
H1B visa row: Disappointed over US plans to tighten visa norms, Suresh Prabhu
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a top federal agency official has told lawmakers. The move could severely impact thousands of Indians professionals working in America.
Who hires highest number of Indian H1B visa workers? No, it's not Silicon Valley
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
East Coast and Texas metro areas in America employed the highest number of H-1B visa workers, highly popular among Indian techies, between 2010 and 2016, a Pew report has said, debunking the popular presumption that the Silicon Valley had such a distinction.
Embattled IT sector set to press reset button in 2018
Sun, Dec 31, 2017
What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. That's probably the prescription pill for the USD 150 billion IT industry that faced multiple headwinds in the form of increased visa scrutiny and slowdown in client spending this year.
As Indian tech cos back autonomy Apple, Microsoft, Phillips recruit desi students
Sun, Nov 05, 2017
Indian IT industry is in short supply of jobs to offer fresh recruits. However multinational companies are now looking to hire Indians for their operations.
India takes up H-1B, other issues with US at Trade Policy Forum
Sat, Oct 28, 2017
India has again flagged its concerns to the US over problems being faced by Indian companies in procuring H-1B and L-1 visas for professionals and asked it to revisit its position on the matter.
PM Modi leaves for Netherlands after concluding US trip
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for Netherlands, the final leg of his three-nation tour, after concluding his visit to the US.
WATCH: Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India in Joint Press Statement
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India in Joint Press Statement
Logic of Indo-US strategic ties ''incontrovertible'', says Modi
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
"The planned 100 smart cities, the massive modernization of ports, airports and road and rail networks, and the construction of affordable housing for all by 2022 - the 75th anniversary of India`s independence - are not just promises of great urban renewal within India.
Trump Administration offers tremendous opportunities: Infosys chief Vishal Sikka
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
"We see a tremendous opportunity to do innovative work. The (Trump) administration is a very business administration, a very entrepreneurial administration," Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka told PTI in an interview as he refuted reports that the Indian IT companies are facing challenges under the Trump Administration.
Infosys touts plan to hire Americans in face of visa pressures
Thu, May 25, 2017
Infosys Ltd, the India-based computer services giant, on Wednesday touted its new strategy to hire and train 10,000 American workers over the next two years at the company`s annual leadership meeting in San Francisco.
Infosys' Sikka says journey ahead 'challenging', worth fighting for
Tue, May 23, 2017
In a letter to shareholders, Sikka said the company will leverage its full potential to shape employment opportunities at a time of global anxiety for jobs.
How a stronger Indian Rupee can hamper your career in India's IT sector
Fri, May 19, 2017
Samir Tripathi, analyst, ICICI research said, “Overall Rupee trajectory over a one year time frame is expected to be stronger than the one-year forward rates. From medium term perspective, we expect rupee to trade around 65.50 levels by March 2018 – with a variation of around 2%.”
Domestic opportunity can help IT companies tide over job losses, says Assocham
Wed, May 17, 2017
Amid concerns over job losses in $ 155 billion IT sector, industry lobby Assocham today said this is the time for outsourcing companies "to look inward" and focus on the domestic opportunity to curtail layoffs.