News publisher The McClatchy Co. is moving its IT jobs overseas, according to ComputerWorld.
The company reportedly signed a contract with Wipro, an IT services provider based in India, in March.
The move will affect an estimated 120 to 150 jobs scattered around the country.
McClatchy consists of about 30 newspapers and digital news products, including The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee and the Miami Herald.
In March, CEO Patrick Talamantes acknowledged there would be layoffs of U.S. staff in a letter sent to McClatchy IT employees. The letter also said that the partnership with Wipro "will improve technology standards and service levels."
The debate over moving IT jobs offshore and companies using H-1B visas has grown increasingly heated over the last year. Many companies are struggling to compete in the market and are trying to find ways to create savings, and as a result, demand for H1-B visas is higher than ever. The agency that handles H1-B requests recently said it hit its cap of 85,000 petitions in just five days and will award visas using a lottery system.