Posted by: in News on Apr 06, 2011
IT outsourcing companies prefer Indian professionals even for their US branches. That was the latest research finding reported in yesterday’s blog entry. Relating to this, new market research indicates that Indian IT companies are the business entities, which require the biggest amount of working visas in order to move their human resources from India to the United States.
Opponents of outsourcing relationships between Indian and US companies argue that Indian IT outsourcing firms profit from loopholes in the US Visa system. Such weak spots make it an uncomplicated procedure to temporarily shift Indian staff to the US. The main criticism implies that instead of recruiting US IT engineers, Indian companies prefer to use their domestic, professional workforce.
Companies who are deciding to use domestic IT experts even for their internationally located branches are amongst Tata, Wipro, Infosys and Satyam, to name the biggest players. In the two years when the global recession peaked, 2007 to 2009, Indian IT companies send a total number of 22,766 professionals abroad, for the purpose of conducting the firms’ operations in the US.
For the endeavor to move human resources from India to the US, the H-1B Visa has been mainly used by Indian IT companies over the last three years. This temporary visa has different implications than the popular green-card, which is more difficult to obtain.
The reason for Indian IT firms to recruit staff from India rather than the US, even in the respective country, is the large offer of high-end professionals that India’s educational system bears year after year. The US is currently marked by a staff shortage in this particular industry segment.