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 second half of FY 2013 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (7/5/13); 25,064 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,760 are pending for a total of 26,824.
The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2014 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (7/5/2013); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 371 are pending for a total of 371.
For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants”
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov (7/8/13) Web Page