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.