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American companies that hire most foreign workers

Last updated on: January 15, 2013 10:50 IST
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Since 1990, the US Department of Labor has issued visas for highly skilled foreign workers through the H-1B program. These visas allow thousands to work in the United States for three years, with an optional renewal for another three years.

Let's take a look at companies that issue most visas.

NOTE: These are public American companies only

Source: 24/7 Wall St

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American companies that hire most foreign workers

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Microsoft's headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris.

Microsoft

H-1B requests: 4,109

Number of employees: 90,000

Revenue: $73.7 billion

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Industry: Computing

Overall rank: 1

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Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Cognizant Technology Solutions

H-1B requests: 2,017

Number of employees: 140,500

Revenue: $6.1 billion

Headquarters: Teaneck, New Jersey

Industry: IT, business consulting

Overall rank: 2

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Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

Intel

H-1B requests: 1,510

Number of employees: 100,100

Revenue: $54.0 billion

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Industry: Semiconductors

Overall rank: 3

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IBM headquarters at la Defense in Paris, France.

IBM

H-1B requests: 1,468

Number of employees: 433,362

Revenue: $106.9 billion

Headquarters: Armonk, New York

Industry: Computing, consulting

Overall rank: 4

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Oracle headquarters in Redwood City, California.

Oracle

H-1B requests: 1,413

Number of employees: 115,166

Revenue: $37 billion

Headquarters: Santa Clara, California

Industry: Computing

Overall rank: 5

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Qualcomm's San Diego Campus in California.

Qualcomm

H-1B requests: 1,017

Number of employees: 17,500

Revenue: $15 billion

Headquarters: San Diego California

Industry: Telecommunications

Overall rank: 6

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Google's headquarters in Beijing.

Google

H-1B requests: 1,009

Number of employees: 33,000

Revenue: $38 billion

Headquarters: Menlo Park, California

Industry: Internet, computer software

Overall rank: 7

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A CVS pharmacy in New York City.

CVS RX Services

H-1B requests: 688

Number of employees: 202,000

Revenue: $99 billion

Headquarters: Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Industry: Retail pharmacy

Overall rank: 8

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Goldman Sachs sign at the company's post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Goldman Sachs

H-1B requests: 656

Number of employees: 32,400

Revenue: $29 billion

Headquarters: New York, New York

Industry: Banking, financial services

Overall rank: 9

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JPMorgan Chase's international headquarters on Park Avenue in New York.

JPMorgan Chase

H-1B requests: 645

Number of employees: 260,000

Revenue: $90 billion

Headquarters: New York, New York

Industry: Banking, financial services

Overall rank: 10