U.S. to Allow 35,000 More Guest Workers as Summer Nears
This is welcomed news for the hospitality industry
The United States will grant employers as many as 35,000 further H-2B visas for seasonal guest workers starting jobs between April 1 and Sept. 30, according to a government statement posted online on Wednesday.
The expansion of the H-2B visas, used to employ landscapers, housekeepers, hotel employees and construction and carnival workers, among others, forthe busy summer vacation season comes amid record job growth and a U.S. labor crunch despite worries over some economic headwinds.
Businesses have been bracing for summer travelers following two years of the pandemic, with rising demand leading to worries about potentially long lines and other strains.
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