Trump Effect? Wipro says 50% workforce in US are locals
Wipro has more than 14,000 employees working across different offices in the United States, which include both lateral hires and freshers from universities.
The company also stated that it was looking to expand its existing facilities in Tampa and Dallas.
Hinting at hiring more US workers, making more investments
"Wipro has a steadfast commitment towards local communities where we are present. We will continue to build a strong local talent pool with diverse skill sets and make investments in close proximity to our clients to serve them better," said Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, CEO, Wipro.
Wipro's talent pool
With plans of expansion in the United States, the company is looking to hire talent from colleges situated close to its existing centres in the country.
Management graduates from schools like Harvard Business School and the Wharton School are also sought after.
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US mandate on H-1B visas prompting software companies' strategy?
The announcement from Wipro comes in the wake of developments issued by the United States government, where H-1B visa holders will see their salaries double to $130,000 annually.
This move has prompted software exporters to change their hiring strategy.
Last month, Infosys had also announced that it would hire 10,000 US workers over the next two years.
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