H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 5/16/14

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 the first half of FY 2014 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of March 14, 2014, the cap for the 1st half of FY 2014 was reached.

The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2014 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (5/16/14); 21,540 beneficiaries have been approved and 2,917 are pending for a total of 24,457.

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

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov (5/20/14) Web Page

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13100840 (posted 5/21/14)