"ILMC has been obtaining H2B visas for our foreign workers for almost ten years. During this time, due primarily to homeland security concerns and illegal immigration, various government agencies and U.S. embassies have created new challenges to the program. However, ILMC has always been aware of, and therefore managed to overcome, these complex issues. This has meant much to us since our operation depends so heavily on obtaining these guest workers. The ILMC personnel have been great to work with, always courteous and professional. We believe their careful planning and documentation of our employment needs to the authorities has avoided many problems over the years."—J. Scott Siefker
Mulch Manufacturing, Inc., Ohio

 

H2B Program

Conditions
Forms

The H2B program is a federal program that permits employers to apply for nonimmigrant alien workers (guest workers) to perform any type of non-agricultural work of a one-time, peak load, intermittent, or seasonal nature.

The H2B visa classification requires a temporary labor certification from the Secretary of Labor advising the Department of Homeland Security's USCIS as to whether qualified U.S. workers are available and whether the alien's employment will adversely affect the wages and working conditions of the U.S. workforce.

The purpose of the H2B program is to ensure employers a legal and adequate labor force while also protecting the jobs and wages of U.S. workers. International Labor Management's clients enjoy the benefits of a dependable, willing, and able workforce.

Congress mandates a cap on the number of H2B visas that can be issued. Visa availability is capped at 66,000 each fiscal year. At the beginning of each year 33,000 visas are offered. At the end of the fiscal year an additional 33,000 visas are offered again.

From start to finish, ILMC will:

  • facilitate a reliable workforce through the H2B program;
  • provide technical assistance to all clients in the areas of H2B regulations;
  • act as a liaison between clients and government agencies;
  • provide representation for H2B program interest in regulatory affairs;
  • initiate legislation and regulation in support of the H2B program; and
  • present a positive voice about the H2B program in public affairs.