If Only India’s IT Companies Could Focus On Real Transformation Instead Of Appeasing Trump

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Nightmare On IT St: Thousands To Be Sacked

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Trump Visa Crackdown Prods IT To Create US Jobs

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IT Firms Find Ways To Counter Visa Curbs

The software industry is facing mounting challenges as countries from Australia to the United States have moved to tighten work visas to limit the influx of foreign workers. "The sense of protectionism is becoming a global phenomenon," said Mr Sanchit…

Irony Of H-1B Visa Policy: Jobs Trump Is Trying To Protect Are About To Vanish Altogether

American President Donald Trump’s policy to protect jobs by imposing restrictions on H-1B visas is unlikely to be of any help to that country and may hurt US interests, say experts. What Trump is seeking to protect are entry level…

H-1B, Singapore Protectionism: Calm Down, This Is No Do Or Die Battle, Indian IT Has Weathered Bigger Storms

With the latest missive from the Donald Trump administration on H-1B visa, cautioning companies against misuse, the immigration issues of the Indian IT sector are back in news. And it is not the US alone that is drumming up protectionism…

Trump Begins Clampdown On H-1B Visas

In a fresh blow to software professionals, the Trump administration has moved to bar entry-level programmers from the H-1B visa programme. “H-1B abuse is very high and it is important to check the abuse. All IT services players will adjust to…

Suspension On Expedited H-1B Visa To Affect IT Cos

US' decision to temporarily suspend the expedited premium processing of H-1B visas will lead to process delays for  IT firms too. Greyhound Research Chief Analyst and CEO Sanchit Vir Gogia said that while the change by the Trump Administration has…

IT Firms Breathe Easy As Donald Trump Proposes Merit-Based Immigration

US President Donald Trump’s proposal for immigration reforms to encourage merit-based migration might help export-focused software and information technology (IT) sector. “This goes to show Trump’s administration has realised how deep-rooted the matter is. It should not only look at…

H1B Visa: India Begins Dialogue With US Lawmakers

The Indian software services companies will breathe a sigh of relief as the Indian ministries, authorities and industry lobby had a dialogue with a visiting eight-member US delegation headed by Congressman Bob GoodLatte, on the ongoing concerns of H1-B visa…

Rs 1.25-Cr Uber Package: Delhi Student’s Offer Matches Silicon Valley Salaries

A starting salary of Rs 1.25 crore per annum to a Delhi student matches the average pay package of American software engineers but is still 40-50% more that what Indian techies working in the US earn. “An average American software-engineer…

Donald Trump’s H-1B Visa Restrictions Will Not Be A Deterrent For IT Sector; Here’s Why

Despite the impending dark overtones cast on India’s IT sector, the reality on the ground is far from anything bleak. Irrespective of the announcements from US president Donald Trump, Brexit concerns and the slowing global economy, the IT sector seems…

H-1B Visas: In An Interconnected World, Why Do India’s IT Firms Still Need Them?

Donald Trump's efforts to limit the number of temporary workers in the US will dent India's software industry. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research, emphasised that the need to have people on-site is more than just…

Tech Mahindra Delays Appraisals For Senior Staff As Trump Heat Adds To Worries

India's famed multi-billion dollar information technology (IT) industry has been facing challenging times over the past 6-12 months with top-notch IT companies already facing earnings pressures in recent quarters due to tough business environment prevailing in their most lucrative US…

This Country Will Be Most Impacted If US Passes New H-1B Visa Bill

It may not be a good time to be a techie in America. Correction: It may not be a good time to be a non-American in Trump's America. "Skilled foreign workers who come to work in the US by the…

What H1B Visa Reforms Mean For IT Companies

Software services industry, already facing pressures on profitability and revenue, has become the latest target of the Trump administration’s moves to protect American jobs. The prevailing protectionist sentiment will lead to a sharp rise in on-shoring and near-shoring arrangements, said…

US H-1B and L-1 visa doubling of visa fees controversial

The much reported visa fee increases for both the H-1B visa (from $2,000 to $4,000) and the L-1 visa (from $2,250 to $4,500) have unsurprisingly caused some ripples between Indian and US official bodies. This visa fee increase applies to…

Hike in US visa fee not to have major impact on Indian IT firms

The hike in visa fees by the US will not have any major impact on the Indian IT industry since the quantum of hike is not significant, say analysts. On Friday, the US Congress doubled visa fees to $ 4,500…

Shares of Indian IT companies fall on US proposal to curb H-1B visas

Shares of Indian information technology (IT) companies fell on Wednesday after two US senators introduced a legislation to cut by a fifth the number of H-1B visas issued to skilled workers such as IT professionals. “The impact on the Indian…

H1B fee increase sends Indo-US relations south

2015 was a particularly eventful year for contentious debates surrounding H1B visas within the context of Indian IT services firms. The last bit of acrimony which had US tech workers fuming was the replacement of IT workers at Disney as…

Indian IT Industry Mood Lifts on Totalisation Pact

With the resumption of the discussions on Social Security Agreement and Bilateral Investment Agreement finding pride of place in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcements at the joint press meet with visiting US president Barack Obama, the country’s IT sector is…

Infosys to settle US visa case with a $35-m fine

Infosys on Tuesday said that it is close to resolving its ongoing visa-related case with the US authorities. According to a statement made by the Office of US Attorney John M. Bales for the Eastern District of Texas, the State Department…