H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 2/15/16

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. There is a cap limit of 33,000 for the first half of the fiscal year and 33,000 for the second half for a total of 66,000 per year. 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.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2016 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (2/15/16); 23,171 beneficiaries have been approved and 11,824 are pending for a total of 34,995.

The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2016 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000*. As of the last count (2/15/16); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 129 are pending for a total of 129.

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

*If the first half of the cap is not reached, these numbers will be made available for the second half.

Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 2/18/16, Web Page: Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

Related Link:
USCIS.gov, 2/5/16, Web Page: H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers