Outsourcing firms who have relocated hundreds of thousands of American jobs overseas are already feeling the repercussions of President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American proposal.
Firms like Infosys and Cognizant, which are responsible for mass lay-offs of Americans under the H-1B visa and outsourcing business model, have been hit with a round of problems are expected to continue into the next few years, a new report from CNBC reveals:
Information Technology companies like Infosys, Cognizant and Tech Mahindra have announced redundancies this year and some analysts have said that this string of layoffs are expected to continue for the next two years.
A recent report from McKinsey India says that at least 200,000 software engineers in India will lose their jobs each year over the next three years.
Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, Americans are often replaced.
Cognizant, the outsourcing firm responsible for offshoring hundreds of jobs at Carnival Corporation and others, has planned to cut 6,000 jobs in India, the country which benefits the most from the H-1B program.
Sara Blackwell, an attorney who represents Americans who were fired because of the H-1B, previously told Breitbart Texas that outsourcing firms’ end goals are offshoring the most U.S. jobs as possible to maximize profit margins.
Through the H-1B visa, Blackwell said, outsourcing firms replace American workers with cheaper, foreign workers and then years later, the job itself is offshored to India.
Most recently, Breitbart Texas reported how the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), which represents the outsourcing industry, is lobbying the Trump Administration and Congress to not reform the H-1B visa.
More than 70 percent of H-1B visas are given to foreign workers in India every year, with the program favoring young males, often replacing older Americans.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.