Companies like TCS Harder hit By H1-B Rejections than Google or Microsoft | In the News

While the denials of temporary H 1-B visas for high-skilled workers increased steadily in the last few years of the Trump administration, the action hit consulting companies like TCS, Infosys, and Cognizant Technology Solutions harder than IT giants like Microsoft or Google, reports say.

A Forbes report on Feb. 25, however, noted that “a major disconnect exists” between those making U.S. immigration policy – now designed to make it very difficult to hire people with sought-after technical skills – and the role digital platforms play in determining the competitiveness of companies.

It quoted Peter Bendor-Samuel, founder and CEO of Everest Group, one of the world’s top research firms focused on information technology, business process and engineering, as saying in an interview that the U.S. faces an acute shortage of digital and IT skills and these digital transformations and digital platforms require a significant amount of these skills to build and maintain.

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