Microsoft Expects No Big Change in Proportion of H-1B Visa-Holders

Susan Hall

Once the dust clears from its layoffs, Microsoft expects the proportion of H-1B visa-holders to be about the same, reports Reuters.


The story says those foreign workers have always accounted for less than 15 percent of the company's work force. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley raised the issue with the Redmond software maker after it announced plans to cut up to 5,000 jobs.


A company exec talked Tuesday, though, about how the company's research and development could add up to 3,000 jobs at the company this year.

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