On September 26, 2023, Jennifer Grady, Esq. shared a detailed overview of the H-2B Visa program, which allows US employers to bring temporary workers to the United States for industries that have seasonal needs, such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, ski resorts, fishing, and landscaping companies.
In addition, Will Reyes, Senior Consultant with USAID, discussed the H-2B program resources from El Salvador, as well as the Supplemental Visa cap for the Northern Triangle countries. He explored the how USAID provides free recruitment services to US employers under the Northern Triangle Exception, which allows for supplemental visas once the annual cap limit is reached. USAID meets with and vets thousands of Salvadoran workers, sends qualified candidates to the US employer, and assists with fast-track consular processing and transportation of the workers to the US.
Watch the video below for an explanation of how this visa can help your business meet its staffing needs.
For companies looking to employ additional workers from the spring, summer, and fall seasons (with the need starting April 1), we are submitting the first step of the application process to the Department of Labor in early October of the prior year.
For employers that need workers in the fall-to-winter period (starting October 1), we submit the first part of the application five months before, in May.
Learn more about the H-2B program and download our free handout on our dedicated H-2B visa page here: https://www.gradyfirm.com/h-2b-visa-program-for-temporary-workers
To find out whether you qualify for the nonimmigrant visas listed above, click here to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with The Grady Firm’s attorneys; call +1 (949) 798-6298; or fill out a Contact Request Form.
The Grady Firm works with dynamic employers and employees across the country to prepare successful employment-based visa and Green Card applications. In addition, we help individuals, families, employees, business owners, and investors obtain non-immigrant and immigrant visas (B-1/B2, H-1B, H-2B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN, E-2, E-3), as well and Green Cards and citizenship based on family relationships, investment, or employment.
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