Thanks to changed visa rules, Infosys won’t be sending its junior staff to the US

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Bengaluru-headquartered IT giant Infosys has decided that it would not be applying for H-1B visas for its junior employees, because of change in work visa rules in the United States.

Even though Indian IT firms have been depending on the work visa for quite some time now, the recent changes have resulted in changes in their business models to reduce this dependency.

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"The company is not applying for visas for employees with under four years of experience. We are talking to clients about offshoring more work to India, and the work done by junior employees can be brought to India," an executive at the company told ET.

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Other than this, systems engineers and senior systems engineers hired by Infosys would also not be getting a chance to visit the United States for work.

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Another problem that this change will be bringing in for the IT industry would be the inability to retain employees offering them onsite in the US. This would lead to more employee turnover.

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