Chop shop reference is distressing, says Infosys
Other captains of India's $60 billion IT industry also reacted to Schumer's rhetoric about Infosys and the industry, calling it unfair and completely uncalled for. Chop shop implies a place where stolen cars are dismantled and its parts sold. CEOs, some of whom did not want to be named, said one should not give too much importance to the statement, that is evidently a political rhetoric, given that the US mid-term elections are due in November.
Infosys Technologies, in a separate statement, said the firm's strategy is to create jobs in every jurisdiction that it works in. “We provide a world-class work environment for all our employees in every country and we add significant value to our clients, helping them compete effectively in the global marketplace,” the company said. Infosys employs 1,300 citizens and permanent residents in the US and has been working towards hiring over 1,000 additional people over the past few quarters.
Discussing the Border Security Bill, which seeks to fund a $600 million emergency package for strengthening security along the Mexican border by doubling H1B visa fees, senator Schumer had said, “The emergency border funds will be paid for by assessing fees on foreign