In this case study we describe a problem for a hospitality employer facing a need to hire seasonal workers.
The H-2B nonimmigrant visa program permits employers to hire foreign workers to come to the U.S. and perform temporary nonagricultural work, which may be one-time, seasonal, peak load or intermittent and there are no qualified and willing U.S. workers available for the job. Note that this visa is not available for “temporary” agencies or other work placement agencies.
There is a 66,000 per year limit on the number of foreign workers who may receive H-2B status during each USCIS fiscal year (October through September). The process for obtaining H-2B certification is similar to, but less extensive and time consuming, than permanent certification. You are eligible for the H-2B Visa provided that you have a valid job offer from a US employer to perform temporary or seasonal non-agricultural work and that you intend to return to your home country on expiration of the visa. For legal advice please visit us at www.h1b.biz