Infosys Desists from Applying for H1B for Junior Employees This Year

Infosys Desists from Applying for H1B for Junior Employees This Year

Infosys has decided not to apply for H-1B visas for its junior employees this year due to the newly proposed H-1B visa bill in United States Congress under Trump’s rule.

Posted:Mar 27,2017


As the report of the Economic Times says, Infosys has decided not to apply for H-1B visas for its junior employees this year due to the newly proposed H-1B visa bill in United States Congress under Trump’s rule. The bill says the minimum wage for H1B visa holders must be $130,000, hence visa will be issued only to the employees whose wage is more than the proposed amount.

The US will start accepting applications for H-1B work visas for the fiscal 2018 from April 3 amid the uncertainties surrounding the visa programme, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals.

An executive from the company reveals, “The company is not applying for visas for employees with under four years of experience. We are talking to clients about offshoring more work to India, and the work done by junior employees can be brought to India. Another executive confirmed that, the company had not raised visa requests for systems engineers and senior systems engineers, among the lowest rungs in the Infosys corporate ladder.”

The company had not raised visa requests for systems engineers and senior systems engineers, among the lowest rungs in the Infosys corporate ladder, the report said.

Unlike previous years, the official announcement by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) did not say till when it would continue accepting the H-1B petitions.

Foreigners looking for jobs at technology companies in the US will now have to go through a longer visa approval process after the Trump administration announced it will temporarily suspend expedited applications for H-1B visas.




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