Hypocrisy and Connections Help IT Outsourcing Firms

In this article about the politics of H1-B visas and Infosys’ role in the latest developments, Partner David Rutchik provides poignant insights and analysis on the overall state of the market. Sample excerpts: “David Rutchik, a partner at Pace Harmon, an outsourcing consulting and advisory firm, agrees a visa restriction bill would raise costs, and prompt some firms to try to move even more work offshore…Speaking generally and not about any specific offshore firm, Rutchik said he believes the employees that offshore providers bring to the U.S. -- particularly those on L-1 visas -- are not paid as well as U.S. workers. Although he cautions that he hasn't seen the pay stubs, ‘our experience is that they are, in fact, paid as offshore resources, not competitive with onshore permanent resources,’ he said…If offshore IT services firms decide to hire more U.S. workers, Rutchik believes the firms, their customers, and the overall U.S. workforce, would accrue benefits.”