New rule aims to modernize H-2B process

New rule aims to modernize H-2B process

Starting Dec. 16, employers applying for H-2B workers are no longer required to post a job ad in a newspaper for seasonal workers.


The Department of Homeland Security along with the Department of Labor, has released a rule to modernize the H-2B filing process. Beginning Dec. 16, the new rule no longer requires employers to run a print ad in a newspaper for temporary or seasonal workers. 

Along with the rule, DOL will take over the recruiting efforts by posting the job ads on the website.

The Federal Register sates: This final rule modernizes and improves the labor market test that DOL uses to assess whether qualified U.S. workers are available by: Rescinding the requirement that an employer advertise its job opportunity in a print newspaper of general circulation in the area of intended employment, and expanding and enhancing DOL's electronic job registry to disseminate available job opportunities to the widest audience possible.