The United States offers an additional 35,000 visas for temporary workers

Through H-2B visas for temporary workers, the United States government provides job opportunities to foreigners.

The United States government, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL), announced 35,000 new spaces for temporary non-agricultural workers for the second half of fiscal year 2022.

In this way, the visas will provide job opportunities to 35,000 additional foreign workers, from April 1 to September 30. This measure is due in large part to the high demand in the labor market in the United States, and the need to support American businesses through legal mechanisms in hiring foreign workers.

"Recognizing the importance of strong protections for workers, we will apply greater scrutiny to those employers who have a history of non-compliance with their obligations to their workers and the H-2B program," said Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security.

23,500 visas are available to returning workers who have received an H-2B visa, or been granted such status during one of the last three fiscal years. The remaining 11,500 visas are reserved for citizens of Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Employers in the United States must provide a certification from the DOL, indicating that there are not enough national workers to fill the jobs that will be filled by foreigners.

In this way, foreign workers can be hired on a temporary basis to perform non-agricultural work or services in the United States.

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