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 (8/8/14); 25,442 beneficiaries have been approved and 1,235 are pending for a total of 26,677.
The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2015 (October 1 – March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (8/8/14); 1,312 beneficiaries have been approved and 950 are pending for a total of 2,262.
For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants”
Source of Information:
– USCIS.gov (8/12/14) Web Page