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The 25 Biggest Channel Users Of The H-1B Visa Program
Many Enter, But Few Dominate
Use of the skilled worker visa program is pervasive, with 65 of the 113 solution providers and distributors examined by CRN filing at least one H-1B visa application in 2014, according to the U.S. Office of Foreign Labor Certification.
But the process is dominated by a handful of outsourcing giants – of the 66,599 H-1B visa applications filed in 2014 by channel companies, some 55 percent came from just two India-based firms. To wit, eight solution providers accounted for more than 95 percent of all H-1B applications coming from the channel.
Most solution providers use H-1B selectively – 21 channel firms filed between five and 36 applications in 2014, while another 25 submitted between one and four applications.