JANUARY 3, 2021. OFLC ANNOUNCES NUMBER OF H-2B APPLICATIONS FILED IN THE FOREIGN LABOR APPLICATION GATEWAY SYSTEM DURING FIRST 48 HOURS OF THE PEAK FILING SEASON

During the first two days of the H-2B peak filing season, employers filed 5,148 applications in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System requesting more than 92,803 worker positions with an April 1, 2021, or later, work start date.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will continue to accept H-2B applications during the three-day filing window and plans to randomize all applications submitted during the three-day window on January 4, 2021. OFLC will use the randomization procedures published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2019, to randomize H-2B applications.