TCS said the ratio of its local workforce in the US and other geographies to employees on a work visa is almost equally split. Five years ago, the former was significantly lower.

Indian IT services companies have been working towards a visa independent model ever since the US started tightening the work visa requirements.

That includes ramping up campus hiring programmes, focusing on STEM education in the US, and setting up innovation centres to attract local talent. These make the hires relatively cheaper, often cheaper than bringing someone on an H-1B visa.

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