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January 04, 2021

During the three-day filing window of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 5,403 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 96,888 worker positions with an April 1, 2021, or later, work start date.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC)...

 
January 03, 2021

During the first two days of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 5,148 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 92,803 worker positions with an April 1, 2021, or later, work start date.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will...

 
January 02, 2021

During the first 24 hours of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 4,705 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 84,028 worker positions with an April 1, 2021, or later, work start date.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will...

 
July 07, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has completed the procedures to randomly assign all H-2B applications submitted during the initial three-day filing window, July 3-5, 2020, requesting an October 1, 2020, work start date for the first half of the Fiscal Year 2021 H-2B statutory visa cap.

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June 30, 2020

On July 1, 2020, FLAG implemented the July 2020 OES wages.  As a result, applications on the Form ETA-9035 with prevailing wages from the July 2019 OES wage year must be updated to the July 2020 OES wages prior to submission.  Upon submission, an initiated Form ETA-9035 with July 2019 OES wages...

 
June 05, 2020

On April 2, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reinstated all forms and instructions associated with the CW-1 Transitional Worker program in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands through October 31, 2021.

Simultaneously, OMB also approved non-substantive changes to the...

 
May 01, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders that the publishing of application processing times has been transitioned to the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system website. Stakeholders will...

 
April 15, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has released a comprehensive set of public disclosure data for the first half of fiscal year 2020 drawn from employer applications requesting prevailing wage determinations and labor certifications for the PERM, H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, H-2A, H-2B, CW-1, and...

 
April 15, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has published an updated list of the names of foreign labor recruiters for the H-2B program as required by 20 CFR 655.9(c).

The list contains the name and location of persons or entities identified on Appendix C of the Form ETA-9142B that were...

 
April 08, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders that the legacy iCERT System will be fully decommissioned on May 1, 2020.

As part of the Department's technology modernization initiative, the Foreign...