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H-1B visa data: IT outsourcers hire a lot but pay very little (Quartz India)

August 02, 2017

A small number of IT outsourcing companies get a disproportionately high number of H-1B visas and pay below-average wages to their workers, Quartz India reports in an analysis of US Citizenship and Immigration Services data. Almost 4,000 companies submitted H-1B visa applications in fiscal year 2016 and top 20 sponsors took home 37% of all visas issued; IT outsourcing companies made up the top five.

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Brian Houle08/03/2017 11:47 am

The three leading IT staffing firms that use H1B visa's in the U.S. are from India. Out of the 85,000 H1B visa's allowed in 2016, this group of three Indian companies used 63,442 which accounts for about 75% of the allotment. Underpaying employees is problem for our citizens. The problem once we shut down H-1B, companies are already starting to outsource IT to foreign countries.


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