H1-B Visa Some Interesting Charts

To know more about interesting charts of H1B statistics, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/h1-b-visa-some-intesting-charts-ashok-gairola?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like 

  1. H1-B Visa’s are granted for 3 years and 50% population does not have masters.
  2. Currently, minimum estimation is approx 200,000 employees and families are on H1-B Visa.
  3. Median Salary is $71,000/- and most of the Indian employees are not into innovative or high-end jobs.

[NYTimes] How Outsourcing Companies Are Gaming the Visa System

To read and learn more about this New York Times report, please go to http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/06/us/outsourcing-companies-dominate-h1b-visas.html

13 outsourcing companies took nearly one-third of all H-1B visas in 2014.

The outsourcing companies dominate the visa program by flooding the system with applications.

With more applications, the number of visas given to outsourcing companies has risen sharply.

Many H-1B workers earn salaries below market rates.

The vast majority of H-1B workers are from India. The top outsourcing firms primarily bring temporary workers from India. American companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple have drawn from a wider range of countries, including China and Canada, for their H-1B workers. But in 2014, 70 percent of the H-1B visas went to workers from India, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

TCS, Infosys face US probe for H-1B visa violations

To read more, please go to http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/TCS-Infosys-face-US-probe-for-H-1B-visa-violations/articleshow/47639928.cms?

NEW YORK: The US government has opened an investigation against two of the biggest Indian outsourcing companies for possible violations of H1-B visa rules, according to a media report.

The Department of Labour has opened the investigation against Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys for “possible violations of rules for visas for foreign technology workers under contracts they held with an electric utility Southern California Edison,” the New York Times said.

Infosys & TCS faces a serious US probe for violating multiple noms for their H1-B VISA requirement. If found guilty, they would suffer a suspension for applying H1-B VISA in the future.

2015 H1B visa rank and the average salary battle

As you might have known, the top 3 H1B visa sponsors in 2015 are Indian Consulting companies (all come from India, again!): Infosys, TCS and Wipro, and these 3 companies have 46277 visas which is 54% of H1B visa quota this year!.

The average salary is about 70k USD per year in the top 3 companies. But wait, what is the average H1B salary for these top american companies? Google has 125k USD and Microsoft has 116k USD, which are 78% and 65% higher than that 70K USD from these Indian Consulting companies. Unfortunately Google only has 3056 H1B visas and Microsoft 3750, which are 10x less than Infosys+TCS+Wipro. What does it mean? If you are a smart guy who can have a job offer from Google or Microsoft (125K or 116K USD on average), you might have to quit Google/Microsoft and choose Infosys, Tata or Wipro for 70K USD: you have 10x less chance for getting a visa in Google or Microsoft!

What a pity for American companies who want true high skilled workers! What a pity for true talented engineers who have to quit Google/MIcrosoft and choose Infosys, TCS and Wipro for a visa!

To read more, please go to http://www.myvisajobs.com/Reports/2015-H1B-Visa-Sponsor.aspx (Can’t find Facebook here? Check the 2nd page. Facebook has rank 40th with 133K USD average salary but only 780 H1B visas)

Rank H1B Visa Sponsor Number of LCA * Average Salary
1 Infosys 23,816 $76,794
2 Tata Consultancy Services 14,096 $67,673
3 Wipro 8,365 $69,936
4 IBM 7,944 $87,227
5 Deloitte Consulting 7,016 $102,112
6 Accenture 5,509 $75,532
7 Hcl America 4,749 $81,223
8 Tech Mahindra (Americas) 4,600 $73,025
9 Larsen & Toubro Infotech 4,365 $69,943
10 Ernst & Young 3,976 $89,350
11 Microsoft 3,750 $116,804
12 Igate Technologies 3,124 $68,714
13 Google 3,059 $125,596
14 Intel 2,505 $103,632
15 Cognizant Technology Solutions 2,358 $70,892
16 Ust Global 1,998 $68,681
17 Deloitte & Touche 1,654 $70,043
18 Amazon 1,600 $113,163
19 Qualcomm Technologies 1,585 $111,816
20 Jpmorgan Chase 1,468 $105,370
21 Apple 1,464 $133,593
22 Ntt Data 1,409 $102,643
23 Capgemini Financial Services Usa 1,303 $95,433
24 Oracle America 1,073 $119,506
25 Kpit Infosystems 1,015 $64,300

Chesco case highlights H-1B immigration scams

To read more, please go to http://articles.philly.com/2015-03-19/news/60254438_1_shell-companies-h-1b-visas

At first blush, Upani Consultants of Chester County appeared to be a group of ambitious workers, mostly from India, who came to the United States on specialty visas to be employed as quality-assurance analysts and software engineers in information technology.

But in fact, according to the guilty plea by Sudhakar Majety in federal court in Philadelphia late last year, the company he created a decade ago in Phoenixville ultimately exploited the H-1B “specialty occupation” visa program by using shell companies and sham contracts to give the impression that Upani needed staff.

When the workers arrived here, according to the indictment, they learned that Upani had no positions and were forced to search for jobs elsewhere.

Majety, 46, of Spring City, Chester County, typically charged each worker about $4,000 for the visa and kept 20 percent of any money the worker earned. Workers who could not find employment had to pay him extra to keep their visas active.

Worst employers ever. . . . Everything fake,” a burned employee posted anonymously in 2012 on the website Glassdoor, which has online reviews of IT companies.

You will end up cheated,” another reviewer wrote.

A Tool For Analyzing H-1B Visa Applications Reveals Tech Salary Secrets

To read more about why Indian Consulting companies can pay very low salaries to their IT consultants, please go to http://developers.slashdot.org/story/15/05/28/1541246/a-tool-for-analyzing-h-1b-visa-applications-reveals-tech-salary-secrets

“If the title says ‘consultant’, instead of $130,000 you might pay $60,000, the gap is that big.”

Tekla Perry writes:The golden age of engineers is not over,’ says a French software engineer who developed a tool for mining U.S. Department of Labor visa application data, but, he says, salaries appear to be leveling off. Indeed, salary inflation for software engineers and other technical professionals at Google and Facebook has slowed dramatically, according to his database, and Airbnb and Dropbox pay is down a little, though Netflix pay is through the roof. The data also shows that some large companies appear to be playing games with titles to deflate salaries, and Microsoft is finally offering technology professionals comparable salaries to Apple and Google. There’s a lot more to be discovered in this interactive database, and researchers are getting ready to mine it.