Trump’s Planned H-1B Changes Stall as Offshoring Continues | In the News

For IT professionals, there’s no evidence that President Donald Trump is reducing the risk that their job might go offshore.

Offshore outsourcing firms, who are the largest users of H-1B visas, often use visa workers to facilitate the transfer of work. The Trump administration has criticized the visa program for this reason. Analysts have long argued that increasing visa wages, and changing the way visas are distributed, may hurt the ability IT services firms to use visa workers in offshoring.

But the administration, as well as Congress, have not taken any major actions on the visa program.  The offshore outsourcing industry is breathing easier, but it is still seeing changes.

The rate of growth among the largest India IT services firms has been consistently declining for the last eight quarters, according to Jimit Arora, who leads Everest Group’s IT Services research practice.

Read more in IEEE-USA

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