Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac employ more than 1,340 H-1B holders from 460 different third-party companies: report.
Guess who employs H-1B workers in thousands through third-party placements, ignoring its own strict directive?
A Bloomberg Law analysis of the US Department of Labor data showed that more than 2,000 H-1B workers approved by the department in the first nine months of the 2019 fiscal year “were meant to be placed by staffing companies in jobs in the federal government.”
The Labor Department approval is mandatory for H-1B visas.
Bloomberg Law said even though the number “tiny” considering the size of the federal government workforce, it raises the question of how closely his own administration is following President Donald Trump’s executive order that directs US companies to “hire American” employees.
The report said the presence of so many H-1B holders “could simply be a manifestation of what corporate America has said for years — it’s not always possible to find the right domestic talent for highly technical jobs that are essential to the success of large organizations.”
According to Bloomberg Law, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, together, employ at least 1,340 H-1B holders “sponsored by more than 460 different third-party companies.”
The Department of Labor itself employs 40 H-1B consultants. Other agencies that have contracted third-party companies for H-1B workers include the Health and Human Services Department (290 H-1B holders), Amtrak (60), the Department of Commerce (60), and NASA (40).
The report said the vast majority of these contract workers are in the information technology field.
Outside of the federal government, US companies that employ third-party H-1B workers in the first nine months the fiscal year 2019 include Wells Fargo (4,500 H-1B holders), Verizon (3,800), AT&T (3,700), Apple (3,600) and Citigroup (3,600).
Not surprisingly, the companies sponsoring the most H-1B workers that are sent to third-party work sites are Infosys, Cognizant, Tata, Deloitte & Touche and Wipro. All these companies, except Deloitte, are Indian firms.