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.
Meanwhile, 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|
|Larsen & Toubro||1,001|
|Deloitte/Deloitte & Touche||280|
|Hexaware Technologies Inc||215|
|Polaris Software Lab||157|
|Zensar Technologies Inc||154|
|KSOFT Systems Inc||150|
|NIIT Technologies Ltd||127|
|Experis US Inc||119|
|CGI Technologies and Solutions||112|
|Hitachi Consulting Corporation||97|
|Ness US Inc||97|
|CMC Americas Inc||93|
|Reliable Software Resources Inc||91|
Resources for computer-related jobs
- H-1B Visa Guide
- H-1B Visas for Professional Workers
- Employers Immigration Guide
- USCIS Requirements for H-1B Visas
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