US move to limit H1-B visas has left major tech companies perturbed, seriously affect their ability to get and retain talented staff, Indian tech firm HCL has managed to secure 5,085 foreign labour certifications for the H-1B work visas, making it to the list of top 10 firms that have received the certification.
HCL America had 2.9 per cent share of all foreign labour certification for the H-1B work visas for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019 that ended December 31, revealed latest H-1B visa statistics by the US Department of Labour.
Deloitte Consulting topped the list with 18,306 H-1B specialist occupation labour certifications, followed by Apple with 16,426 H-1B speciality occupations. Professional staffing agency KForce was third with 10,292 visa certifications and Amazon.com Services was listed fourth with 5,485 certifications. Social media giant Facebook was seventh, receiving 4,133 H-1B visa certifications for the quarter.
Others in the top 10 list were Cognizant Technology Solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Intel Corporation and Oracle America.