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Why ‘hire American’ is a bigger issue for IT companies than H-1B visa restrictions

Source | GadgetsNow  By Prachi Verma

NEW DELHI: Indian technology services companies responding in earnest to President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” rhetoric are facing a problem they can’t fix on their own: A dearth of local tech talent on US campuses.

Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Wipro and others are already at work to hire more Americans, as the Trump administration is moving to tighten a work-visa programme they depend heavily on to send Indian engineers to work on projects at client locations in the US. The potential H-1B visa curb has emerged as the gravest threat in recent times to Indian technology companies, which get as much as 60% of their revenue from the US.

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