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January 08, 2020

To keep the public informed regarding the submission and assignment of H-2B applications for review, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) published the assignment group(s) for 5,677 H-2B applications covering 99,362 worker positions with the start date of work of April 1, 2020.

Followin...

 
January 06, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has completed the randomization procedures to randomly assign all H-2B applications submitted during the initial three-day filing window, January 2-4, 2020, requesting an April 1, 2020, work start date for the second half of the Fiscal Year 2020 H-2B...

 
January 04, 2020

During the first two days of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 5,509 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 96,319 worker positions with an April 1, 2020, or later, work start date.

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

 
January 03, 2020

During the first 24 hours of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 4,930 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 87,298 worker positions with an April 1, 2020, or later, work start date.

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

 
January 02, 2020

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has posted a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address stakeholder questions concerning whether the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting additional petitions for H-2B...

 
December 20, 2019

In collaboration with the Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) published a set of technical frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing several technical issues with the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) System. These FAQs...

 
December 19, 2019

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reminds employers and other interested stakeholders that the filing window to submit an H-2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA-9142B and appendices) requesting work start dates of April 1, 2020, or later, will open on...

 
December 16, 2019

As we approach the H-2B filing season, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reminds stakeholders that they can receive email notifications of OFLC announcements.

 
December 13, 2019

On December 11, 2019, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification released new features and enhancements to the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System.

  • Customers will be able to review the Employer Labor Condition Statements from the Form ETA-9035 “Review & Submit” page
  • Customers will be able to...
 
December 12, 2019

On December 11, 2019, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) conducted a webinar to update stakeholders on the process for filing H-2B applications requesting a work start date of April 1, 2020, or later.

This webinar also provided best practices and helpful tips for preparing and...