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Apple, Microsoft, Google ask Trump to retain Obama-era rule on H-1B visa

US technology trade groups representing Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google have urged the Trump administration to retain an Obama-era rule that allows some spouses of H-1B visa holders, including Indians, to also work legally in America. Groups including the Information Technology Industry Council, the US Chamber of Commerce and BSA-The Software Alliance wrote to Citizenship

Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B visa extension

In a relief for Indian techies, US authorities today said that the Trump administration is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country. The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came days after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that

Trump admin’s H-1B changes could lead to mass deportation of Indians

The proposed US Bill, Protect and Grow American Jobs, is riddled with “onerous conditions” and places “unprecedented obligations” on both Indian IT companies and clients using H-1B visas. Software body Nasscom said it has flagged its concerns around visa-related issues in the US with the Senators, Congressmen and the administration, and will engage further in

Tata Consultancy Services sets up Business Process Service Centre in Patna

Under India BPO Promotion Scheme Tata Consultancy Services has set up a Business Process Service centre in Patna under the India BPO Promotion Scheme, envisaged under Digital India Programme to leverage IT Industry’s growth to create new opportunities for India’s talent and drive inclusive growth. The TCS Centre in Patna is one of the three

HCL to acquire US-based mortgage BPO provider for $30 mn

India’s fourth largest software services firm HCL Technologies today said it will acquire US- based Urban Fulfillment Services (UFS) for up to $30 million (over Rs 193 crore) in cash. UFS is a provider of mortgage business process and fulfilment services. Founded in 2002, the company has over 350 highly skilled professionals. It has three

With US visa curbs, Indian techies may lose jobs, says Assocham

With the US tightening the norms for H-1B visas under the President Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ campaign, the Indian IT companies are bound to face disruptions by way of higher costs and even some laying off work force back home, and the rising rupee is aggravating the situation further for the technology export

Possible changes in H-1B visa regime non-discriminatory; TCS unshaken: CEO

Unfazed by the possible changes to the H1-B visa regime, CEO of India’s IT major TCS Rajesh Gopinathan has said the current discourse on the issue in the US is driven by emotions rather than economy and the best way to tackle it is through greater engagement. Gopinathan favoured a policy of engagement with various