Data: Top H-1B Temporary Visa Business Recipients Outsource Jobs

by Colonel on February 21, 2013

“The largest single users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcers, many of which are based in India, or, if U.S. based, have most employees located overseas, according to government data obtained and analyzed by Computerworld.

The analysis comes as supporters of the skilled-worker visa program are trying to hike the H-1B cap to 300,000. Supporters of the raised cap, though, face opposition from critics who contend that H-1B visas undermine American tech workers and shouldn’t be expanded.

Based on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data analyzed, the major beneficiaries of the proposed increase in the cap would be pure offshore outsourcing firms.

Most of the largest H-1B users easily account for more than 35,000 H-1B visas under the “initial” visa plan, which includes new H-1B visa holders or those who work second concurrent jobs with a different employer.

” — Patrick Thibodeau and Sharon Machlis, Copyright 2013 Computerworld Inc.

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