DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas
DHS and DOL announced the availability of an additional
35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022.
The visas are for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers from April 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022.
This visa allocation consists of 23,500 visas available to returning workers who received an H-2B visa or were granted H-2B status during one of the last three fiscal years.
The other 11,500 visas are for nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras.
The additional H-2B visas will help fill seasonal work positions which will help with the current labor shortage in the United States.
H-2B visas permit employers to temporarily hire non citizens to perform nonagricultural labor or services within the country.