The U.S. is suffering from a shortage of high-skilled technical workers, the chief executive of Indian outsourcing firm Tech Mahindra has told CNBC, who predicts no drop-off in demand for staff despite reports of proposed visa changes by the incoming Trump administration.
Indian outsourcing giants Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services will hire more engineers from campuses in the United States as they brace themselves for stringent visa norms expected to be unveiled by the new American administration led by Donald Trump.
Tata Consultancy Services, the largest Indian-owned outsourcing company, said it is able to manage with 75% less new visas this year as it has changed its business and recruitment models in recent years. It also said that outsourcing was key to protecting US jobs, and is not the villain as portrayed.
Estimates for IT employment growth this year range from flat to gangbuster. But the actual 2017 outcome will depend on the economy and the still-uncertain policies of President-elect Donald Trump.
USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs.
The US Department of Education has withdrawn its recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which it estimates will affect some 16,000 international students either studying on English language programmes or planning to remain in the US under the STEM Optional Practical Training programme.
American universities have long attracted students from all over the world with promises to prepare young people for careers in many different fields.
News that the government is looking to halve international student visas will no doubt be a concern for the higher education sector, and to those worried about the UK’s poor export performance.
Students, please remember that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will not call you on the telephone to collect any payments or personal information, including payment for the I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee.
US authorities have liberalised the tests used to grant a National Interest Waiver (NIW) to EB-2 category of green card applicants.