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 (8/23/13); 27,508 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,155 are pending for a total of 28,663.
The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2014 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/23/13); 2,350 beneficiaries have been approved and 795 are pending for a total of 3,145.
For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants”
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov (8/27/13) Web Page