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    Indian Firms, Microsoft Top H-1B List

    Interesting comments below. The more you look into the H-1B visa program the more corrupt it gets... ... h-1b-list/

    LayoffBlog.comFebruary 27, 2009
    Indian Firms, Microsoft Top H-1B List
    Filed under: FYI, Google, H1B, IT, IT consulting, India, Microsoft, US, outsourcing — DF @ 1:38 pm
    Tags: Cognizant, Cognizant Technology, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Google, H1B, H1B fraud, India, Indian Firms, Indian outsource, Infosys, Infosys Technologies, Lehman Brothers, Microsoft, Satyam, Tata, USCIS, UST Global, Wipro

    Indian outsourcers, along with Microsoft and Google, again lead the list of companies bringing foreign workers to the U.S. on the H-1B visa program.

    According to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), Four India-based companies topped the list:

    Infosys Technologies (INFY, India): 4,559 H-1B visas approved in 2008, 4,559 in 2007

    Wipro (WIT, India): 2,678 H-1B visas approved in 2008; 2,567 in 2007

    Satyam (SAY, India): 1,917 H-1B visas approved in 2008; 1,396 in 2007

    Tata (TCS.BO, India): 1,539 H-1B visas approved in 2008; 797 in 2007

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT): 1,018 H-1B visas approved in 2008; 959 in 2007

    Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): 248 H-1B visas approved in 2008

    Lehman Brothers: 130 H-1B visas approved in 2008

    In fiscal year 2007, six of the top 10 visa recipients were based in India; two others among the top 10, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) and UST Global, are headquartered in the U.S. but have most of their operations in India, according to BusinessWeek

    The H-1B program, which started in 1990, was set up to allow U.S. companies to import the best and brightest in technology, engineering, and other fields when such workers are in short supply domestically.
    The H-1B visa program is currently capped at 65,000 per year, with another 20,000 set aside for advanced-degree graduates of U.S. universities.

    USCIS will begin taking H-1B applications for the next fiscal year on April 1 and will distribute the new visas on Oct. 1.

    Source: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS)


    Why do Indian companies need H-1B visas - to bring Indians to… India? I am confused.

    Comment by Lassie Klue — February 27, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

    #2: Indian companies, registered in US, are bringing indians to this country

    Comment by DF — February 27, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

    But if they are Indian companies, why are they registered in the US? Doesn’t that make them US companies? Or vice versa?

    This is very confusing!

    Comment by Lassie Klue — February 27, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    Why are they opening up H1s .There are so many jobless american engineers in the US where is the need for more h1bs

    Comment by Jackbauer — February 27, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

    #3. It’s kind of like the Japanese car take over in the 70’s. But instead selling cheaper cars, India inserts bodies into the U.S workforce that take cheaper wages and give the profits to their Indian companies. Indian workers are not better than U.S workers. Some are good and some are bad like US workers. But the main point is a lot of H-1B’s have fake degrees or some just get a two week training class from Infosys and are sent over to take U.S jobs from people with B.S’s and M.S’s. That’s what we totally disagree with.

    Comment by anon — February 27, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

    Get real guys!! The top 10 doesnt even add up to more than 15k, which is not even 20% of 85k limit. Stop making it look like the only reason h1b existed was for Indians. Get a life!

    Comment by anon — February 27, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

    #5 Why do they need to send Indians work to the US if they take all the profit to India? Wouldn’t it be easier for them just to stay in India and work there and keep the profit there, too? I mean, the US isn’t exactly the cheapest place to keep the workers, is it?

    Comment by Lassie Klue — February 27, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

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    I dont use microsoft products because they are poorly made. Buy a MAC. works much better.

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    Didnt Microsoft

    Didnt microsoft just lay off several thousand? lol

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    I dont use microsoft products because they are poorly made. Buy a MAC. works much better.
    A lot of people I know now run windows on thier MAC.
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