Indian IT giants positively contribute to U.S. job market despite U.S. visa review program

Indian IT companies have created and will continue to create U.S. jobs and positively contribute to the U.S. economy.

India’s third largest software exporter clarified that more than half of its U.S. workforce consists of locals. Wipro’s statement comes in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump asking federal agencies to review a visa program that is tapped by Indian IT giants to service U.S. clients.

Last month Infosys Ltd also stated it would be adding 10,000 U.S. workers in its payroll in the next two years as well as open four technology centers in the U.S.

Although the stream of IT clients have somewhat deflated hitting India’s $150 billion IT sector, as per a leading lobby group has forecast revenue growth at 7%-8% with the industry continuing to face headwinds in the U.S.

On Wednesday, Wipro said it would be increasing its total headcount in the U.S. to 14,000. It is also working on expanding its offices in Tampa and Dallas.

“We will continue to build a strong local talent pool with diverse skill sets and make strategic investments in close proximity to our clients to serve them better,” said Abidali Neemuchwala, Wipro’s Chief Executive.

Earlier last month, in a regulatory filing, Wipro had said due to “significant developments” under the new U.S. government it faced risks to its business in the United States.

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