Nine foreign-based companies that specialize in offshoring U.S. technology jobs received about 20,000 H-1B visas last year, according to data released yesterday by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The top user of H-1B visas is India-based Infosys Technologies Ltd., which received 4,908 visas in the 2006 fiscal year. It was followed by Wipro Ltd., which received 4,002 visas, and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., with 3,046.

By Patrick Thibodeau, in ComputerWorld, May 15, 2007

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Updated: Fri, Jun 27th 2008 @ 12:01pm EDT