Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Gets Foreign Labour Certification for H-1B Visas

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the only Indian firm among top 10 organizations to get foreign labour certification for the H-1B visas – the most sought-after among IT professionals in India. 

Ernst & Young, a multinational professional services firm, has emerged as the top employer to have received the certification. In fact, Ernst & Young with 151,164 H-1B specialist occupation labour certifications accounted for the 12.4% of all foreign labour certification for the H-1B work visas for the fiscal year 2018 ending on September 30, according to the latest annual report released by the Department of Labour early this month.

Ernst & Young is followed by Deloitte Consulting which received 69,869 H-1B speciality occupations labour conditions programme. Indian-American owned Cognizant Technology Corp comes at number three with 47,732 speciality occupations labour conditions programme, the Department of Labour said in its latest annual report.

Cognizant is followed by HCL America (42,820), K Force Inc (32,996), and Apple (26,833). India’s Tata Consultancy Services or TCS is the only Indian company in top 10 for the year 2018.

According to the Department of Labour in the fiscal year 2018, ending on September 30, TCS had received 20,755 H-1B speciality occupation labour certifications. Qualcomm Technologies (20,723), Mphasis Corporation (16,671) and Capgemini America (13,517) are the other companies in top 10.

Among the positions certified, software developers and applications accounted for nearly one-fourth with 285,963 positions being certified. This was followed by computer systems analyst (176,025), Computer Occupations (120,736), Software developers, system software (67,262), accountants and auditors (54,2410 and computer programmers (53,727).

California with 309,205 certifications topped the list of States for getting maximum H-1B labour certification, followed by Texas (115,484), New York (95,722), New Jersey (65,232), Illinois (56,196), Washington (52,522) and Pennsylvania (51,471).

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