Washington: A bill looking for to cease US corporations from outsourcing jobs overseas by "abusing" H1-B programme has been re-introduced throughout the House of
Representatives and will hit Indian IT firms and professionals.
Democratic Congressman Derek Kilmer and his Republican colleague Doug Collins launched the bill geared towards stopping employers that are awarded short-term visas by means of the H-1B programme, from using them to educate staff throughout the US after which switch these jobs to a special nation.
"The Keeping American Jobs Act protects American workers by preventing bad actors from abusing the system in order to offshore jobs," talked about Collins in an announcement.
The switch comes days after the Public Broadcasting Service aired a documentary on H-1B visa programme that permits knowledgeable staff from nations like India to fill high-tech jobs throughout the US.
"Protecting American jobs is crucial in order for our economy to continue to gain strength and momentum," talked about Collins.
"Companies have the opportunity to bring workers from overseas on H-1B visas in the event that qualified Americans aren’t available, but we can’t allow the law to be exploited to displace American workers and send their jobs abroad," he talked about.
"Our policies should promote jobs in America," talked about Kilmer. "They shouldn't be about sending jobs done by hard working Americans overseas. That's why I'm continuing my push with Representative Collins to keep H-1B visas from ever being used to send any job to another country," he talked about.
Noting that H-1B visas allow American firms to hire worldwide professionals if knowledgeable American staff are unavailable to fill job openings, a Congressional assertion talked about the employees ought to have expertise in fields like science and experience and normally have college ranges.
"This week, 60 Minutes reported that unscrupulous employers have utilised the programme to bring foreign workers in and displace American jobs. This follows reports last year that American workers were forced to train H1B visa holders to do their job so that the jobs could be permanently outsourced to foreign workers," the assertion talked about.
All through his presidential advertising marketing campaign, President Donald Trump had promised to increase oversight of H-1B and L-1 visa programmes that are used broadly by Indian tech corporations.
The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits American firms to utilize worldwide staff in occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The experience corporations depend on it to hire tens of 1000’s of employees yearly.