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8 Biggest H-1B Employers In 2015

The impact of H-1B workers on American tech jobs has been a hot-button issue, and now the controversial topic is a talking point in the current presidential race. So, now is a good time learn more about last year's 8 largest H-1B employers.
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No. 4 -- Accenture
Approved Petitions: 5,793
 Top Occupations: System Analysis and Computer Programming 99.6%
 Median Wage: $67,100
 Education Level: Bachelor's 70%, Master's 30%
 Country of Origin: 95.4% India 
 Share of H-1B Workers Sponsored for Green Cards: 1%
 Share of H-1B Workers with US University Advanced Degrees: 0.3%

Accenture, one of the world's leading consulting firms, has its origins as the consulting arm of the defunct accounting giant Arthur Andresen. The company was an early mover into offshore outsourcing IT services, as well as business process outsourcing, Hira said. 

In 2007, the company's headcount in India surpassed that of its US workforce. One of its executives served as the head of India's trade association NASSCOM. Despite its large reliance on IT professionals from India, Accenture has largely stayed beneath the radar in H-1B controversies, noted Hira. 

Accenture (ACN) is publicly traded with a market cap of $67.9 billion and $31 billion revenue for fiscal 2015.

(Image: Vanray at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons)

No. 4 -- Accenture

Approved Petitions: 5,793
Top Occupations: System Analysis and Computer Programming 99.6%
Median Wage: $67,100
Education Level: Bachelor's 70%, Master's 30%
Country of Origin: 95.4% India
Share of H-1B Workers Sponsored for Green Cards: 1%
Share of H-1B Workers with US University Advanced Degrees: 0.3%

Accenture, one of the world's leading consulting firms, has its origins as the consulting arm of the defunct accounting giant Arthur Andresen. The company was an early mover into offshore outsourcing IT services, as well as business process outsourcing, Hira said.

In 2007, the company's headcount in India surpassed that of its US workforce. One of its executives served as the head of India's trade association NASSCOM. Despite its large reliance on IT professionals from India, Accenture has largely stayed beneath the radar in H-1B controversies, noted Hira.

Accenture (ACN) is publicly traded with a market cap of $67.9 billion and $31 billion revenue for fiscal 2015.

(Image: Vanray at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons)

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