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 (6/11/14); 23,489 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,481 are pending for a total of 24,970.
For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants”
Source of Information:
– USCIS.gov (6/18/14) Web Page