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Hexaware Expands in Mexico As US Tech Talent Pool Dwindles

Hexaware Technologies has bulked up in Mexico with the launch of a new delivery center in Monterrey, as the Indian IT-BPO services provider is reportedly finding it difficult to hire technology professionals in neighboring United States amid tightening immigration laws.

 Hexaware is hoping to use TN visas, a non-immigrant work visa given to the citizens of Mexico and Canada to work in the United States, according to Vanguardia.

With TN visas, Mexican citizens can work in the US for up to three years. The permit can be renewed, as it is not a permanent visa.

In addition, the spouse and dependent children under the age of 21 of a TN professional can also apply for a dependent visa.

The news comes barely weeks after the Mumbai-based IT company told Indian financial daily The Economic Times that it was looking to use its Mexican offices to service American clients.

The tough labor market in the United States also hampered the company’s growth in the last financial quarter, according to Hexaware’s CEO Srikrishna.

“The talent supply situation in the US did have an impact on the business in the previous (July-September) quarter, but we expect this to get solved in the next quarter,” he told The Economic Times. “We already have 500 people there (in Mexico) and one option is to source talent locally (in Mexico) and move them to the US if required”.

According to Vanguardia’s report, the IT consultancy has also begun setting up another delivery center in Saltillo, where it already runs three offices having been established operations there more than a decade ago.

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Hexaware expanded to Mexico in 2006 when it acquired a local testing services firm FocusFrame with over 100 employees. Today the company has employed nearly 600 people across three delivery centers, providing software development, application maintenance and remote infrastructure management services.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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