The federal government of United States addressed the press yesterday that the number of H-2B visas granted to temporary foreign workers would rise by 65,000.
Source: Official Website of Department of Homeland Security
According to the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor, employers might experience a personnel shortage next summer but they will also have the opportunity to make plans.
According to a statement from Senators Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine, the boost should aid Maine small businesses in coping with workforce shortages. The two had urged the Biden administration to increase the number of accessible visas.
These 65,000 additional H-2B visas will assist the US employers in getting the support they urgently need as small businesses in Maine and America. Even though many small businesses in Maine will be relieved by this news, there is still a great need in light of the tight labour market and historically low unemployment rates.
Thirty-five thousand more H-2B visas were issued by the Department of Homeland Security last spring. Small businesses looking to fill temporary, seasonal employment, such as those in the tourism industry, can fulfil their staffing needs with the help of temporary work visas. As required by law, employers must make an effort to fill open positions with American citizens first.
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