Upcoming Webinar Helps Members Understand Guest Worker Program

 
Posted on August 25, 2017 by Jorie Helms

 

hard hatsOn Wednesday, Sept. 6, NAHB members struggling to find workers locally during their busy season can learn how to access temporary foreign labor through the H-2B visa program.

While the long-term solution to the labor short issue requires the development and retention of more skilled workers domestically, supplementing a regular workforce with temporary labor can help provide short-term relief for some builders and specialized trades.

The H-2B non-agricultural guest worker program can be used by businesses to fill short-term or seasonal positions. Each year, 66,000 visas for lesser-skilled foreign workers are made available to employers who can make the case that their labor need is temporary and they cannot find workers locally to take open jobs. In past years, roughly half of the visas have gone to landscaping businesses.

This free webinar will help NAHB members learn whether they could qualify to apply for H-2B workers and the steps they must take to become certified employers under the program. The next round of H-2B visas become available Oct. 1, so interested employers will need to begin preparing now.

Learn more and register here.

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