If an employer is seeking to employ a foreign worker for a seasonal job, what visa program applies?
Author: Maria Aguila, Law Office of Maria Aguila, P.L.
H-2B visas allow foreign nationals to work for a sponsoring employer to fill seasonal positions (except in agriculture), on one-time projects, during times of exceptionally high workload, or intermittently. H-2B visas are used in various industries, such as landscaping, seasonal hospitality, and seasonal construction, and to meet specific needs in manufacturing, food packaging and processing, fisheries, retail and other industries. By law, employers must first advertise through the state and federal labor departments and hire US workers for these positions. H-2B workers will only be approved if job openings remain after the domestic recruitment. Visa holders must return home at the end of the season.