Infosys, the software giant from India which incidentally is the largest exporter of IT workforce to the U.S. will be creating 10,000 jobs in America for Americans over the next two years.
This comes on the back of President Trump’s crackdown on H-1B visas that is restricting tech companies to hire from abroad. Infosys will also be opening four engineering hubs in the two countries, starting with one this August in Indiana, Reuters reports.
India hogs close to 70 percentage of all H-1B visas issued annually. Infosys this year had asked for 1,000 of them. And that is a substantial decrease from last year’s 6,500.
Its CEO Vishal Sikka told Reuters , “When you think about it from a U.S. point of view, clearly establishing more American jobs and opportunities is a good thing.”
However, the $150 -billion Indian IT sphere would have to take a serious make to apply Americans, whose average annual wages are style higher than those in India.
Refusing to share details of the financial speculation, an Infosys spokesperson told Mashable , “Our hiring across the globe continues to be in line with our business requirements.”
Meanwhile, NASSCOM, India’s industry body for software and services companies, had expressed displeasure when the revised H-1B Visa Bill was tabled at the House of Representative a few months ago.
“The bill does not treat all IT service companies with H-1B visa holders evenly, and the provisions are biased against H-1B dependent corporations, ” it said in a statement.
U.S. is the biggest market for Indian application firms. But the wave of protectionism broom the country presently doesn’t augur well for Indian firms.
Only time will expose its true impact.