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Indian multinational IT company Wipro is keen on hiring Americans for the most part than Indians. The Information Technology (IT) firm has been dislodged from its No. 3 position in the ranking of top IT firm in India by HCL.
As per Wipro, Americans freshers are better than Indians in programming and coding, and ‘deploying them’ is faster. This is the reason that in the last quarter, 65 percent of all new hires in Wipro were Americans, which is a massive shift in technology hiring and can set a new benchmark.
During the April-June quarter this year, Wipro hired 6500 freshers globally, out of which, 65 percent or 4225 freshers were from the United States of America.
This leaves only 35 percent of the freshers as non-Americans, which can include Indians as well. This makes employment opportunities for Indians less and for Americans more.
The logic behind this decision by Wipro is that Americans are better in coding and programming.
This has been confirmed by Wipro Human Resource (HR) head Saurabh Govil, who has said that the skills related with ‘programming, coding, and communication’ of Americans are more ‘application-oriented’, and they can be ‘deployed’ faster.
He said, “We had given a coding test, and from the best of these colleges from India in coding (and saw) there was still a distance to cover,”
Indians, on the other hand, need training and reskilling to match the standards.
He said, “But, I think programming, coding, and communication skills – you will see the quality of people, they are much more application-oriented (and) their ability to get deployed is faster.”
Besides, he also said that the cost of hiring an Indian, and then sending them to American on H-1B visa after training them, is more or less same. Thus, for Wipro, it’s better to hire Americans, than hire Indians.
Indian IT company Infosys is as well determined to hire more Americans, as the hassles of H-1B visas are less, and they ‘cost’ same as hiring Indians.
By Sowmya Sangam