Software giant Infosys on Monday took strong objection to a United States Senator describing it as a ‘chop shop' and asserted that the company was a responsible corporate that creates jobs and provides high quality services across the world.
“We are distressed with this statement. Infosys is a good corporate citizen, pays its taxes and is law abiding,” the Bangalore-based company said.
While discussing an immigration Bill in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, New York Senator Charles Schumer had likened Infosys Technologies to a ‘chop shop.'
Chop shops are shady places of business where people dismantle stolen cars and sell-off their parts.
Infosys also said the U.S. visa fees are discriminatory and does not help create an open competitive market.
Infosys, the country's second largest software exporter, said it has around 1,300 citizens and permanent residents working for it in the U.S. and that it had been actively working in the past few quarters to hire over 1,000 additional people.