Published Date:  

2012-03-07 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would close certain loopholes exploited by companies who use H-2B unskilled labor visas instead of recruiting from the existing workforce. Specifically, it would require the Department of Labor to certify that prospective H-2B employers conduct a robust recruitment drive to find available United States workers, including advertising at job fairs, advertising with state and local recruitment agencies and nonprofit organizations, and advertising on local radio and the Internet. While this legislation is designed to help available American workers find forestry jobs in Oregon, the language is not limited to a particular region or employment sector.

To increase the employment of Americans by requiring State workforce agencies to certify that employers are actively recruiting Americans and that Americans are not qualified or available to fill the positions that the employer wants to fill with H-2B nonimmigrants.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] in the 112th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 4159

Chamber:  

House