Foreign Computer-Related Firms Dominate H-1B Lottery

According to information gathered by Computerworld, India-based firms remain the largest users of the H-1B visa for computer –related jobs. With the exception of large U.S. tech firms—Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Oracle—the top 25 firms using the H-1B visa lottery program are based in India or are U.S. companies involved in large offshore operations. Experts note that there has been a steady increase in the number of submitted visa petitions since 2014, with more than half representing new employment visas for computer-related jobs.


computer-relatedMeanwhile, out of the 233,000 H-1B petitions that were filed with the USCIS this year, only 85,000 was selected, about 36%. Thousands of professionals educated in US universities who are working using Optional Practical Training (OPT) will be forced to leave the US and return to their home countries.



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Below is a chart listing top H-1B visa approvals in Fiscal Year 2014 for new computer-related employment:

Company H-1B Visas Approved
Tata 7,149
Cognizant 5,228
Infosys 4,022
Wipro 3,246
Accenture 2,376
Tech Mahindra 1,850
IBM 1,513
Syntel 1,149
Larsen & Toubro 1,001
HCL 927
Igate Technologies 927
CSC 833
Amazon 811
Microsoft 712
Capgemini 699
Google Inc 696
Mindtree 514
UST Global 421
Oracle 365
NTT 358
Deloitte/Deloitte & Touche 280
Synechron 277
Facebook 252
CISCO Systems 246
Yahoo Inc 223
Qualcomm 218
Hexaware Technologies Inc 215
Persistent Systems 205
Intel 197
Polaris Software Lab 157
Zensar Technologies Inc 154
KPIT Infosystems 151
KSOFT Systems Inc 150
Apple Inc 145
PricewaterhouseCoopers 138
Birlasoft Inc 131
VMWARE Inc 128
NIIT Technologies Ltd 127
Ebay Inc 126
EMC 121
Experis US Inc 119
CGI Technologies and Solutions 112
Hitachi Consulting Corporation 97
Ness US Inc 97
LinkedIn 96
Virtusa Corporation 95
CMC Americas Inc 93
Splendtek Inc 92
Reliable Software Resources Inc 91


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