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 2014 (April 1 – September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/22/14); 25,915 beneficiaries have been approved and 815 are pending for a total of 26,730.
The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2015 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/22/14); 3,031 beneficiaries have been approved and 765 are pending for a total of 3,796.
For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants”
Source of Information:
– USCIS.gov (8/12/14) Web Page