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Tightening of visa norms negative for US companies: Nasscom

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 20, 2019 Published on June 20, 2019

Nasscom represents Indian IT majors like TCS, Infosys and Wipro as well as smaller tech firms

Nasscom said that the move will put jobs at risk

IT industry body Nasscom has said that any policy move by the US that makes it more difficult to hire skilled tech workers will only weaken the American companies that depend on these work permits to fill their skill gaps.

Maintaining that there has be no official confirmation yet from the US government on the matter, Nasscom said the fact that Indian nationals accounted for majority of all approved H-1Bs in the financial year 2017 is a testimony to their skill-sets and that a vast majority of these visas were being sponsored by global and US companies.

“If such a move were to be implemented, it will imply an even further crunch for businesses to access the skilled workers they need – this is true for all businesses operating in the US including both Indian as well as American and global firms,” Nasscom added.

Published on June 20, 2019
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