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USCIS Launches H-2B Employer Data Hub

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USCIS has launched an H-2B Employer Data Hub to give data to the public on employers or agents petitioning for H-2B workers. The data hub is essential for our continued effort to increase transparency in employment-based visa programs and permits the public to search for H-2B petitioners by cap fiscal year (back to FY 2015), petitioner name, city, state, ZIP code, worksite state, cap type, North American Industry Classification System code, and Standard Occupational Classification code. This data will support public calculate of approval and denial rates and review which employers are utilizing the H-2B program. Information for individual fiscal years is available to download on the H-2B Employer Data Hub Files page.

USCIS Announces the Launch of H-2B Employer Data Hub

To help the public utilize the data hub and understand the terminology in it. USCIS has also created the Understanding Our H-2B Employer Hub page.

Moreover, USCIS will give downloadable yearly releases of the information, and also anticipate updating the H-2B Employer Data Hub quarterly. For instance, USCIS will give information to the primary quarter (October-December) of a fiscal year in April of that fiscal year. Since this data hub is being launched. While the FY 2021 H-2B supplemental cap is in progress, supplemental cap petitioner data will not be quickly available. Moreover, this data will be available in September 2021.

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The H-2B program permits U.S. employers or U.S. agents (“H-2B petitioners”) who meet explicit administrative requirements. To carry foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs. The employment should be of a temporary nature for a restricted time. Such as a one-time occurrence, seasonal, peak load need, or intermittent need. There is a legal numerical limit, or “cap,” on how many foreign workers may get an H-2B visa, or otherwise be granted H-2B status, during a fiscal year.

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