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