H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 1/18/2013

The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2013 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (1/18/2013); 26,831 beneficiaries have been approved and 3,914 are still pending for a total of 30,745.

The H-2B cap limit for the second half of FY 2013 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (1/18/2013); 924 beneficiaries have been approved and 2,401 are pending for a total of 3,325.

For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

Source of Information: “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12102342. (Posted 1/23/13)”