Washington, Mar 4: American software giant Microsoft agreeing to the fact that H1-B visa holders have contributed a lot to the success of the company, it has however decided to layoff H1-B visa workers too. The company had recently announced to lay off some 5,000 jobs in the next 18 months.
The contribution of H1-B visa employees towards success of the company has been mentioned in a letter to Senator Charles Grassley by the company.
H1-B employees account for less than 15 per cent of Microsoft"s US workforce, the level that is used in immigration law to determine whether a company is 'H-1B dependent', the letter said.
The Microsoft letter dated Tuesday, Mar, 3 written by Bradford L Smith, its general counsel, has been posted on its website http://microsoftontheissues.com