US Congress to vote today on bill to remove 7% country-cap on green card; move likely to benefit H1-B visa holders
The US Library of Congress Tuesday said the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, also known as HR 1044, is the most viewed bill in the week beginning 7 July.
Merchandise exports to surpass $314 bn peak this year; pharma, engineering, petroleum products contribute to growth
Pharma, engineering products, petroleum products, gems and jewellery, leather products and even textiles would be among sectors that contribute to the growth in the exports, Wadhawan said.
The Bill tightens the definition of visa-dependent companies, and imposes fresh restrictions in terms of minimum salary and movement of talent.
Government dismisses talk of job loss in IT sector; plans to make India global hub of low cost digital tech by 2022
The government on Friday outlined its vision for building the IT sector into a $1 trillion economy by 2022.
Employers may find younger workers doing more for less if mid-level folks do not match elementary skills with more value. These are clear signs of a slowdown in growth and a reality check.
It is advantage Indian IT as Vishal Sikka's move will provide ammunition for Indian lobbyists to convince the Trump administration that it should not be overdoing visa restrictions
The apex body's clarification was in response to a US official last week accusing top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering majority of the H-IB visas, by applying more in the lottery system.
Global tech titans like Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella, Apple's Tim Cook and others have already voiced their concerns on the issue.
The new requirement will apply to partners and parents whose current leave to remain in the UK under the family immigration rules is due to expire on or after May 1, 2017
More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than 80 per cent for its bottom two, the Trump campaign said.
"We hope the final budget will acknowledge the contribution of the technology driven IT sector and make adequate provisions for support of the sector given the large innovation driven SME constituents, and its ability to create jobs across demographics," a Nasscom statement said.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is gearing up to investigate other Indian IT companies after Infosys agreed to pay $34 million to end a US investigation related to the widespread practice by Indian firms of flying workers to client sites in the United States on temporary visas.<br /><br />
India's IT outsourcers, long bit players in continental Europe, are looking to win over more people like Hans-Petter Aanby...
As US senate debates the H1B visa regulations, there's a big question its members will have to face: some of the proposals are good for its big tech firms, but are they good for American engineers?
The bill will limit the overall percentage of foreign workers that outsourcing companies like Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services or Infosys can have in the United States
Exports from the industry, which counts the United States and Europe as its biggest markets, were estimated to have grown 10.2 percent to $75.8 billion in the current fiscal year, Nasscom said on Tuesday.
Despite a volatile global economic environment, technology and related services sector spent over $1.7 trillion in 2011, 5.4 percent more than the 1.6 trillion it spent in 2010
The going is getting tougher for the Indian IT sector, with the US authorities trying to rein in outsourcing as they fear a local backlash.