As part of the consent decree, Peri was barred from the H-1B program for one year. The H-1B workers at Peri can continue to work at the firm.
Asked if it was the company's plan not to take on new H-1B workers after the debarment period ends, the spokesman said: "We will have to wait and see the conditions of the marketplace, what the technology challenges we face in developing new and maintaining existing software, hardware or other business solutions. And if American workers have the technical skills and qualifications needed to fill those positions, ideally American workers will have preference over H-1B visa applicants."
Peri lists a number of openings on its Web site, including business objects developer, SAP expertise, mainframe consultant and risk management associate.
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