The H-2B nonimmigrant program permits employers to temporarily hire nonimmigrants to perform nonagricultural labor or services in the United States. The employment must be of a temporary nature for a limited period of time such as a one-time occurrence, seasonal need, peakload need or intermittent need. The H-2B program requires the employer to attest to the Department of Labor that it will offer a wage that equals or exceeds the highest of the prevailing wage, applicable Federal minimum wage, the State minimum wage, or local minimum wage to the H-2B nonimmigrant worker for the occupation in the area of intended employment during the entire period of the approved H-2B labor certification. The H-2B program also establishes certain recruitment and displacement standards in order to protect similarly employed U.S. workers.
The Wage and Hour Division has been delegated enforcement responsibility by the Department of Homeland Security effective January 18, 2009, to ensure H-2B workers are employed in compliance with H-2B labor certification requirements. The Wage and Hour Division may impose administrative remedies such as wage payments and civil money penalties against employers who violate certain H-2B provisions.
• Skilled and unskilled workers with no formal educational may apply
• Foreign nationals without full-time student status may apply
• No criminal background and drug free
• Must Possess sufficient proficiency in English to participate in the program.
We review your background and works with you to find the most suitable employer and arranges interviews from interested employers
You accept the offer with the employer of your choice and sign the employment agreement
If you found an employer that is willing to hire you, send us your employer contact details
We contact the employer, evaluates the employer’s eligibility and then we start the process for you
An immigration attorney prepares and submits the DOL application to the State Workforce Agency (SWA) for temporary labor certification
The National Processing Center (NPC) Certifying Officer grants the temporary labor certification
An immigration attorney prepares and thoroughly reviews the H-2B petition, compiles all the required documentation and submits the petition
to the USCIS for approval and received original I-797 Notice of Approval
We help you compile and complete all necessary documentation and coach and advise you on how to handle the Consular interview
Visa is issued! You report to your employer!
Positions are available all year round – usually starting in winter or summer. Employers often bring back the same workers year after year.
Some of the many positions offered through the H-2B program are:
• Banquet Attendant
• Construction Worker
• Dining Room Attendant
• Food Preparation Worker
• Forest Worker
• Landscape Worker
• Laundry Attendant
• Ski Instructor
• Ski Lift Operator
Seasonal jobs generally vary from 5 months to 10 months in duration.
At the end of each assignment, the applicant may take up a new job with a different employer, extend the H-2B status and continue to work
in the US. The H-2B status may be extended for a maximum period of 3 years.
In the Terms and Conditions you signed, you agreed to budget enough currency with you to support yourself until you receive your first additional money to cover your 1st month’s rent, deposit and housing application fees.
Below are approximate estimates for certain costs in the U.S. for your budget considerations
It is your responsibility to research the average cost of the items below and other costs for the area in which you will be living. Prices for certain items (e.g., rent, telephone, etc.) vary by region in the United States.
• Transportation to training/job site (average cost: $50-$60)
• 1st month’s rent & housing deposit (average cost per month: $700-$1000, deposit equal to 1 month of rent)
• Utilities (average cost per month: $50)
• Mobile telephone service (average cost per month: $50 for most basic mobile plan)
• Cable TV (average cost per month: $50)
• Meals (average cost per meal: $4-$10)
• Toiletries (average cost per month: $50)
• Laundry (average cost per month: $20)
o Bus (average cost per ride: $1)
o Taxi (average cost per ride: $2.50 + $.30 per ¼ mile + 10% gratuity)
o Movies (average cost: $12)
o Concerts (average cost: $30-$50)
To learn about the average cost of Restaurants, grocery stores/markets, transportation, utilities and sports and leisure offerings by a city and state, please visit: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=United+States
• Ensure your safety, and bring at least $1,000.00 in cash, traveler checks or credit card.
• Explore the cost of living expenses in your new city.
• Learn about the average cost of Restaurants, grocery stores/markets, transportation, utilities and sports and leisure offerings by a city, state search in the United States