European countries roll out red carpet for Indian tech talent amid US crackdown
Countries in Europe, including Finland, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom, are rolling out the red carpet for Indian technology talent and India-based IT firms, amid protectionist moves by the United States to stem the number of specialised category visas issued to Indian software companies.
Traditionally, Indian technology companies and engineering talent have looked to the United States, the biggest market for technology and tech services. A crackdown on H-1B visas over the last two years has, however, resulted in a sharp spike in rejections and made Indian companies realign their strategies, whether in hiring more people locally or setting up centres elsewhere. Indian companies have also found it hard to source highly skilled labour locally.
That has made Europe look more attractive.