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Hiring local staff in US would be expensive, says Vishal Sikka as Infy braces for Trump's anti-immigration plan

With just two months before President-elect Donald Trump takes office at the White House, Indian software giant Infosys is bracing for pressure on its U.S. business due to the Republican winner's anti-immigration policy. Trump has

India TV Business Desk, Bengaluru [ Published on: November 18, 2016 14:13 IST ]
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With just two months before President-elect Donald Trump takes office at the White House, Indian software giant Infosys is bracing for pressure on its U.S. business due to the Republican winner's anti-immigration policy.

Trump has identified a clampdown on immigration as one of his to top election priorities.

In an interview with news agency Reuters, firm's CEO Vishal Sikka said margins might be impacted in the near-term but the company has not yet done any simulations on how large the impact may turn out to be.

Infosys' contingency plan for the case that the group would not be able to send low-cost developers to work with temporary work visas on big tech projects in the United States would be to hire staff locally, he told the news agency.

However, he admitted that hiring people in the United States would likely be more expensive, adding that he saw no shortage in potential applicants.

"There are enough universities, enough ability to hire, enough ability to teach," Sikka said, adding he did not expect to lose market share to U.S. peers such as Cognizant.

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