Ever since Donald Trump took over as the US President, he has maintained a strong stand against the H-1B visas. Only a couple of days ago, a report suggested that Trump administration’s new proposal based on the President’s poll promise of “Buy American, Hire American” may force lakhs of Indian techies out of America. If…
Donald Trump’s proposed US Bill — Protect and Grow American Jobs — once passed, is likely to pose trouble for over half-a-million Indian-origin IT-employees living in the US at present forcing them to move back to India and changing the way IT companies operate and hire people.
IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has won a whopping $2.25 billion outsourcing deal, according to reports. This is the largest ever contract for an Indian IT firm, said the company CEO Rajesh Gopinathan. The multi-billion deal has been signed
ThinkData Works Inc., a big-data processing firm, just hired a software engineer from Brazil through Canada’s new fast-track visa program for high-skilled workers. “The process was bang on,” Bryan Smith, chief executive officer of the Toronto-based
The ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) is in favour of expanding its BPO promotion scheme, which aims to set up BPOs in small towns and rural areas in a bid to generate employment opportunities for youths, and is likely to approach
The proposal in the US Congress to increase the wages of the H-1B visa holders from the current level of $60,000 to $90,000 with a view to prevent the outsourcing of American jobs, has to pass several stages before it can become a law.
A new legislation on H1-B visas which proposes an increase in minimum wages, paid to foreign tech workers from $60,000 to $90,000 employed in the US has raised concern in India with NASSCOM saying that the proposed law is arbitrarily targeting Indian companies which took up only a small portion of these visas last year.
IT industry body Nasscom today said resumption of fast processing of H-1B visas by the US will help Indian technology companies smoothly conduct business even as they continue to focus on reducing their dependence on work visas.
About 7 lakh low skilled workers in IT and BPO industry in India are likely to lose their jobs to automation and artificial intelligence by 2022, says a report by US-based research firm HfS Research.
Singapore today sought to defend its visa regime, saying that one-third of its workforce is “already foreign” and it would be “mindless” to have open border without any policy framework to control the flow of people. The statement of Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam assumes significance as Indian IT companies use that country as…