Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Letter to My Employees

I have been running the companies for over 4 years now.  We have grown from zero employees to a very nice size company in this short time.

You are my employees, but more than that, most of you have become close friends of mine.

Dec 31st will be my last day of work and I will be taking 2015 off and concentrating on my health.  I have a simple dream of being alive to see my daughter get married and the way I have neglected my health is almost criminal.  I intend to take 2015 off to concentrate on my health and lose 100 pounds.  I have been over-weight my entire life and I do not want to feel like I have been feeling of late.  I currently take 120 units of short term insulin and 120 units of long term insulin per day and I have pretty much maxed out on insulin. 

Before I had Priya, my daughter, I had accepted my mortality and figured I would die before the age of 60 and I had accepted that.  But now that I do have a daughter, I want to help her grow up and stand on her own, before I die.

What does it mean to you?  I will not be coming to the office from 2015 and Upendra will be taking over my duties in the company.  You can call him for anything that you need. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Vijay Madala

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lost Indian Passport and H1B Issues

One of my employees lost his passport and he had a lot of questions regarding his passport and his H1B.  I thought it might be helpful for somebody else out there in the same situation.  So here were the questions from my employee and the answers from our lawyer:

1. I see from this link that I need to report that my Visa is lost 
Should I be doing it or not ? When should I be doing it? And if I report will it create will there be any problem in my H1B Visa status? I am worried that I might be called back to India for getting new stamping if I report here ?

A: Optional since you are in the US and you lost your passport/visa in US, not in India.

2. Should I necessarily travel to India to get the stamping done ?

A: No.

3. Will loss of Passport and Visa create any problems in my status?

A: No.

4.  Will I have a remark when i go for stamping to India at anytime , as I have lost my passport and Visa ?

A: No.

5. Can I stay in USA without going to India for next 3 years ?

A: Yes.

6. Can I use my old passport scans and new passport for my H1B extension?

A: Yes. In fact, for your H1B extension, you do NOT need old passport scans. You only need new passport information and valid I-797.

7. If I can stay in USA , can I invite my parents for a visitor B1/B2 visa without any problem with my old passport scans and new passport?

A: Yes, but whether your parents can get the B visa depends on if they can convince the consulate they have strong tie in India.

8. I have no State ID or Driving license , can I apply for new Driving license and State ID with my old passport scans and new passport ?

A: Yes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IT Market for 2014 is going to be Awesome!! - Update

I am surprised that at the beginning of the year, the market was not nearly as good for IT professionals as I had expected.  It has improved over the last 2 months and recently has turned into Red Hot in IT again. 

For almost 1 year I did not recruit any students for my classes and actively discouraged students from signing up for my classes.  I simply did not want the burden of training students and not being able to find them placement.

Now that the market has improved, I am looking for 50 recent masters graduates for our internship program.  We currently have open Purchase Orders from clients for the below IT Skills and we will provide free training for all masters graduates in the below classes:

1) Guidewire Consultants
2) JAVA and Hadoop Consultants
3) WebSphere Consultants
4) IBM BPM (Formerly called Lombardi) Consultants
5) SAS Consultants
6) Oracle Apps DBA Consultants
7) Embedded Systems Consultants

As you know in most everything we teach by 2nd year you will make $100,000 or above in salaries.

So if you really want a job that has growth potential and has fantastic bill rates, then feel free to call and sign up for our upcoming classes.

Vijay Madala

Saturday, January 18, 2014

IT Market for 2014 is going to be Awesome!!

2014 is going to be an amazing year for Information Technology consultants.
Vijay Madala- VXL Training
Current State of L1 Visa
Recently we had applied for L1B to an H1B for a consultant from Cognizant.  He was part of a 12 member team that was here from India for a QA project in Chicago.  He was mentioning that Cognizant had applied for L1B extension for all 12 members of the team and they had all been rejected. 

I had heard from a friend of mine that that this would be case, but this case has proven that to be true.

In my view this is absolutely the time to get trained in Information Technology.  Based on the L1 denial's alone it is my guesstimation (I may have just made up this word) that there will be anymore from 27,000-54,000 openings for IT consultants just based on steady state without any growth expectations.

So go ahead and get trained for IT openings.  I expect 2014 to be a spectacular year for IT professionals.

If Senator Grassley's immigration bill also passes in 2014, then there is going to be tremendous demand for US Citizens and Green Card holders.  In this bill one of the recommendation is that companies with over 50% H1 or L1 Visa not be approved for any more visas.  Read more here:

Based on all the anecdotal evidence here are my recommendations for 2014:

Buy Puts on All Large user of L1 visas specifically Cognizant after the first quarter results all announced.  I think from the 2nd quarter we should start seeing the effects of loss of 1000's of L1 visas for them. (I will be buying lots of Puts also)

If you are not an IT professional then get trained as an IT professional.  I do not think it really even matters what you get trained in, there will be tremendous demand by the middle of 2014.

We are currently training in:

JAVA with Hadoop - Jan 18th Start Date
Healthcare - Jan 18th Start Date
SQL BI - Feb 1st Start Date
.NET - Feb 1st Start Date
Embedded Systems - Feb 1st Start Date
IBM BPM - Feb 1st Start Date
PeopleSoft - May 31st Start Date

We are actively looking for students for our above training and now that the market is going to heat up I am actively looking to recruit lots of students for our classes.

I encourage you and your friends that are looking for employment to come and join our classes.  I believe strongly that 2014 is going to be an awesome year for IT.

As usual, all recent Masters Graduates the classes are totally free, for the rest of you the classes range in price from $1500 - $2500.