Who Gets Temp Work Visas?

Temporary visas to work in the U.S., known as H-1Bs, have become highly controversial. Two U.S. senators are investigating how foreign companies are using the visas to bring workers into the country. They suspect that Indian outsourcing firms are using H-1Bs to facilitate the outsourcing of American jobs. Here’s a look at the top 200 companies that receive the visas, led by India's Infosys and Wipro.

Rank Employer H1-B Visa Count
1 INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES 4,908
2 WIPRO 4,002
3 MICROSOFT 3,117
4 TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES 3,046
5 SATYAM COMPUTER SERVICES 2,880
6 COGNIZANT TECH SOLUTIONS U.S. 2,226
7 PATNI COMPUTER SYSTEMS 1,391
8 IBM 1,130
9 ORACLE 1,022
10 LARSEN & TOUBRO INFOTECH 947
11 HCL AMERICA 910
12 DELOITTE & TOUCHE 890
13 CISCO SYSTEMS 828
14 INTEL 828
15 I-FLEX SOLUTIONS 817
16 ERNST & YOUNG 774
17 TECH MAHINDRA AMERICAS 770
18 MOTOROLA 760
19 MPHASIS 751
20 DELOITTE CONSULTING 665
21 LANCESOFT 645
22 NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 642
23 ACCENTURE 637
24 JPMORGAN CHASE 632
25 POLARIS SOFTWARE LAB INDIA 611
26 COVANSYS 611
27 PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS 591
28 QUALCOMM 533
29 GOLDMAN SACHS 529
30 KPMG 476
31 MARLABS 475
32 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 437
33 UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO 434
34 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 432
35 THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 432
36 SYNTEL CONSULTING 416
37 CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS 413
38 BEARINGPOINT 413
39 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 404
40 KEANE 386
41 HTC GLOBAL SERVICES 382
42 IGATE MASTECH 378
43 HEXAWARE TECHNOLOGIES 362
44 CAPITAL ONE SERVICES 362
45 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 355
46 LEHMAN BROTHERS 352
47 YAHOO! 347
48 U.S. TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES 339
49 INTELLIGROUP 336
50 HEWLETT-PACKARD 333
51 RAPIDIGM 330
52 MERRILL LYNCH 329
53 GOOGLE 328
54 CITIBANK 322
55 DIS NATIONAL INSTS OF HEALTH DHHS 322
56 YALE UNIVERSITY 316
57 NOKIA 314
58 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 313
59 CAPGEMINI 309
60 HARVARD UNIVERSITY 308
61 EMC 305
62 SUN MICROSYSTEMS 303
63 RITE AID 301
64 BLOOMBERG 298
65 GENERAL ELECTRIC 292
66 AMGEN 289
67 McKINSEY U.S. 286
68 MORGAN STANLEY 285
69 STANFORD UNIVERSITY 279
70 WASHINGTON UNIV. IN ST. LOUIS 278
71 VERIZON DATA SERVICES 276
72 NYC-HHC HARLEM HOSPITAL CENTER 276
73 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 275
74 INDIANA UNIVERSITY 273
75 OHIO STATE 271
76 EVEREST CONSULTING GROUP 269
77 UNIV. OF MINNESOTA 269
78 AMTEX SYSTEMS 268
79 UNIV. OF WISCONSIN AT MADISON 268
80 SUNY-STONY BROOK 262
81 AMAZON GLOBAL RESOURCES 262
82 CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION 256
83 DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 255
84 UNIV. OF CALIF. AT DAVIS 254
85 NORTHWESTERN 251
86 SYNTEL 250
87 UNIV. OF MISSOURI AT COLUMBIA 247
88 GLOBALCYNEX 247
89 KANBAY 246
90 AMERICAN SOLUTIONS 242
91 UNIV. OF FLORIDA INTL. CENTER 240
92 UCLA 239
93 DUKE UNIV. MEDICAL CENTER 238
94 MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER 236
95 BANK OF AMERICA 236
96 SOFTWARE RESEARCH GROUP 234
97 BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 234
98 MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL 232
99 CIBER 232
100 VERINON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 230
Rank Employer H-1B Visas
101 EVEREST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 226
102 VOLT TECHNICAL RESOURCES 224
103 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY 223
104 COMPUNNEL SOFTWARE GROUP 222
105 U.S. TECH SOLUTIONS 221
106 SYMANTEC 220
107 JSMN INTERNATIONAL 218
108 UBS 216
109 CVS PHARMACY 213
110 THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY 213
111 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 213
112 NORTEL NETWORKS 212
113 UNIV. OF CALIF. AT SAN FRANCISCO 211
114 UNIVERSITY OF MASS. MEDICAL SCHOOL 210
115 SPRINT/UNITED MANAGEMENT 209
116 HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 209
117 PURDUE 208
118 GLOBAL CONSULTANTS 207
119 EMORY UNIVERSITY 207
120 UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER 207
121 UNIV. OF COLORADO 207
122 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 205
123 OBJECTWIN TECHNOLOGY 205
124 DIASPARK 204
125 HSBC BANK USA 203
126 EBUSINESS APPLICATION SOLUTIONS 203
127 BROADCOM 203
128 PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY (MD.) PUBLIC SCHS 203
129 MICRON TECHNOLOGY 202
130 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS 198
131 TEXAS A&M 198
132 APPLIED MATERIALS 195
133 SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY 194
134 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 194
135 IBM GLOBAL SVCS. INDIA 194
136 DELOITTE TAX 194
137 CUMMINS 193
138 ITECH U.S. 191
139 COMPUWARE 189
140 INTL. STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS OFFICE 186
141 UNIV. OF CALIF. AT SAN DIEGO 185
142 WALGREEN'S 184
143 HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE 184
144 USC 183
145 VISION SYSTEMS GROUP 182
146 T MOBILE USA 180
147 MULTIVISION 178
148 ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS 177
149 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 175
150 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 174
151 CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV. 173
152 UNC AT CHAPEL HILL 173
153 UNIV. OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM 172
154 DEUTSCHE BANK 170
155 CATERPILLAR 170
156 HALLMARK GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES 169
157 CYBERTHINK 169
158 CORPORATE COMPUTER SERVICES 167
159 ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES 167
160 MEGASOFT CONSULTANTS 166
161 ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS 165
162 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR 163
163 UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER 163
164 FIRST TEK TECHNOLOGIES 161
165 MICHIGAN STATE 161
166 RESEARCH FDN OF THE STATE UNIV OF 160
167 COMSYS SERVICES 160
168 VIRGINIA TECH 160
169 JUNIPER NETWORKS 160
170 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 158
171 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 157
172 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 157
173 FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES 157
174 CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON 156
175 BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB 156
176 VERIZON SERVICES 156
177 EBAY 155
178 AJILON CONSULTING 154
179 GENERAL MOTORS 153
180 CAMO TECHNOLOGIES 152
181 MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR 151
182 CMC AMERICAS 150
183 UT M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER 149
184 NVIDIA 149
185 AT&T SERVICES 147
186 WEILL MEDICAL COLLEGE OF CORNELL 146
187 AXIOM SYSTEMS 146
188 WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY 146
189 MAYO CLINIC ROCHESTER 146
190 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 146
191 GENENTECH 146
192 MAKRO TECHNOLOGIES 145
193 SVAM INTERNATIONAL 144
194 MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER 143
195 NUTECH INFORMATION SYSTEMS 143
196 XPEDITE TECHNOLOGIES 143
197 AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING 143
198 LOUISIANA STATE 142
199 FANNIE MAE 141
200 MINDTREE CONSULTING/TD> 141