OFLC Publishes H-2B Applications for Employers

August 17, 2021

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) completed the process to randomly assign to analysts for review and processing all H-2B applications submitted during the three-day filing window requesting an October 1, 2021, work start date. OFLC published the Assignment Group(s) for 873 H-2B applications covering 21,116 worker positions with a work start date of October 1, 2021.

Since the number of H-2B applications received during the three-day filing window collectively requested fewer worker positions for certification than the number of visas available under the semi-annual visa allotment for the first half of fiscal year 2022, all H-2B applications filed within that time period that requested workers starting October 1, 2021, were randomly given a unique number in accordance with OFLC’s randomization process and were placed into the same group for assignment to analysts for review and processing.