7 Indian companies receive less H-1B visas in 2016: Report
Seven leading Indian-based outsourcing companies in the United States have received fewer H-1B visas in 2016 compared to 2015 and, as a group, their number dropped 37%, according to a new report.
Companies have experienced a decline in 5436 approved petitions (37%) in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to a report released by the National Foundation for US Politics – a Washington-based non-profit tank.
He said the new 9356 H-1B petitions for the first seven Indian companies approved during 2016 account for only 0.006 percent of the US workforce.
“While the threat of losing employment for a long time has been exaggerated by critics, it reaches illogical proportions when it comes to fewer than 10,000 workers in an economy that employs 160 million workers across the country,” said National Foundation for US Politics said in a statement issued after the report.
According to the report, the number of new H-1B requests approved for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) decreased by 56 percent from fiscal 2015 to fiscal 2016, from 4674 to 2040, a decrease of 2 634.
For Wipro, petitions were reduced by 52% between fiscal year 2015 and fiscal 2016, a decrease of 1605, from 3079 to 1474 petitions approved for the first job in recent years.
For Infosys, it fell by 16 percent (454 requests), with 2376 applications approved for H-1B initial employment in 2016 versus 2,830 during fiscal year 2015, according to the report, which bases its research on government data .
“The decline in new H-1B visas for Indian companies, which should continue when data are released in the cases presented in April 2017 by the start date of fiscal year 2018, was due to trends in the sector for digital services , Such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence products, requiring fewer workers, and choosing less dependent visa companies and to strengthen their domestic workforce in the US ” According to the report.
“H-1B petitions approved for initial use during the year 2016 were filed by employers in April 2016, which means that the decrease in the use of Visa HB by these companies should not be due Donald Trump to the election.
“In the past, US authorities have used the number of visas for Indian companies as a policy or political reason to propose new restrictions on immigration and not increase the minimum annual supply of H-1B visas, which has spent each Year over the past 15 fiscal years, “said NFAP executive director Stuart Anderson, former chief of immigration and naturalization policy under President George W. Bush.
Among the best companies with new H-1B applications approved in 2016, Cognizant (3949), Infosys (2376), TCS (2040), Accenture (1889), IBM (1608), Wipro (1474), Amazon (713), Ernst & Young (922), Capgemini (1164), Microsoft (1145), HCL America (1041), Intel (1030), Deloitte (985), Google (924), Larsen & Toubro (870), PricewaterhouseCoopers Young (649), Apple (631), Syntel (583) Facebook (472), Oracle (427), Cisco (380), Mindtree (327), Goldman Sachs (287), UST Global (283), JPMorgan Chase ), IGATE (255), Stanford (221), Yahoo! (206) and KPMG (198).
A United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data analysis on tolls for the 2016 H-1B shows, similar to that of the fiscal year 2015, about 25 000 different employers in the United States hired at least one national highly Qualified in a new H-1B petition in 2016.
Employers in manufacturing include Tesla Motors with 108 new H-1B approved and Cummins 197 applications.