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 2015 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (12/26/14); 18,841 beneficiaries have been approved and 4,729 are pending for a total of 23,570.
The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2015 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (12/26/14); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,231 are pending for a total of 1,231.
For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants”
One thing to note here is that if the cap is not reached during the first half of the fiscal year, the extra numbers are then made available for the second half.
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