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Rule Adding 20,000 H-2B Temporary Work Visas Clears Review

Jan. 26, 2022, 2:18 PM

The Biden administration is poised to make 20,000 additional temporary worker visas available for hiring in the winter months.

A temporary final rule implementing the new H-2B nonagricultural worker visas cleared review at the White House Office of Management and Budget Tuesday, a final hurdle for release of new regulations. The forthcoming rule was first announced Dec. 20, marking the first time the federal government has added additional visas in the first half of the fiscal year.

Employers who say they face an ongoing labor shortage have waited eagerly for release of the new visas since they were first announced. ...