In the United States, there are large scale layoffs in IT companies. Finding new jobs in this difficult time has become a big challenge. To overcome this crisis, Indian IT professionals have created many WhatsApp groups to help each other find new employment opportunities.
Laid-off Indian IT professionals :
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other companies have laid off thousands of Indian IT professionals due to the current economic situation. They are now searching for new jobs as per the visa rules. People who have H1B and L1 visas will have to look for new jobs after their current ones end. If they don’t, they will not be able to stay in America. According to the Washington Post, 2 million IT professionals were laid off in the US between November 2020 and now. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other companies are on the top of the list of companies laying off employees. In the IT industry, the situation is getting worse day by day.
People holding H1B and L1 visas are currently the most concerned in America. H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows American companies to hire foreign workers/professionals. Thousands of workers from India and China come to America on this visa to work for technology companies. Similarly, L1 A and L1 visas are given to people with specific skills and who work at a managerial level in companies.
Many WhatsApp groups are created to help each other
As companies are facing financial difficulties, they are making changes in their various departments. According to media reports, IT professionals holding work visas are currently struggling to find new jobs in America. They are trying to find new opportunities as the H1B visa holders are unable to stay in America if they lose their current jobs.