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Trump eyes end to an H-1B system that favors largest outsourcers

Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis | Feb. 13, 2017
The top 10 H-1B list explains why Trump wants to change the visa lottery

Conversely, the providers may also push more work offshore and try to eliminate U.S. jobs altogether. The offshore firms may rely more on robotic processes and artificial intelligence, he explained.

"Yes, they would likely hire more U.S. nationals, push more offshore, and accelerate automation efforts, but those would all be incremental modifications in the grand scheme of things," Rutchik said.

Top companies with new H-1B visas in FY 2015

CompanyTotal
Tata 4588
Cognizant 3778
Accenture 3227
Wipro 3034
Infosys 2763
IBM 1893
Mahindra 1495
HCL America 1222
Syntel 1061
Amazon 1012
Microsoft 872
Google 790
Larsen and Toubro 536
Deloitte 530
Capgemini* 530
IGATE* 508
Mindtree 454
Oracle 387
Facebook 363
UST Global 282
Source: Computerworld analysis of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Data cover new H-1B applications approved for computer-related jobs from Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015. Data for subsidiaries and multiple versions of one company's name have been combined as much as possible, but some duplicates likely remain in our cleaned data set.

* IGATE was acquired by Capgemini in July, 2015. Combined, the two companies had 1,038 new applications approved.

 

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