Tech Firms are Welcoming Trump’s H-1B Reforms

December 7, 2016 5:25 pm | Updated 4 years ago.

Some of the IT services firms that hire U.S. workers are looking forward to the President-elect Donald Trump’s crackdown on H-1B visa use.

This includes firms like Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), which is an Atlanta-based domestic software development company. RSI employs around 350 people and doesn’t hire workers who are on temporary visas. The company has four development centers in Jonesboro, Ark.; Mobile, Ala.; Augusta, Ga.; and in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

These are places “not widely known as big IT markets,” said Monty Hamilton, the firm’s CEO, which also helps to keep the costs down and makes it easier to compete with the offshore firms. The locations appeal to developers who don’t want to relocate to coastal tech centers, he said.

If Trump follows through and decides to restrict H-1B visa use, “I believe it will grow software employment for U.S.-based talent,” said Hamilton.



Date of Publication: Dec 1, 2016