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 (4/18/14); 17,969 beneficiaries have been approved and 3,078 are pending for a total of 21,047.
For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants”
Source of Information:
– USCIS.gov (4/21/14) Web Page