Michigan Works’ Role in the H-2A and H-2B Programs (webcast)

The H-2A temporary agricultural program allows agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of U.S. workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform temporary or seasonal agricultural labor.  

The H-2B temporary non-agricultural program allows non-agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of U.S. workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform temporary or seasonal non-agricultural labor.

 Michigan Works! has responsibilities for each type of certification including reviewing H-2A and H-2B job orders to gain familiarity with terms and conditions of employment, referring qualified, able and willing U.S. workers to both H-2A and H-2B positions, maintaining communication with employers, interested job seekers and the TIA Foreign Labor Certification Office, and documenting the process.

Key Takeaways
  • Background information about the H-2A and H-2B programs to provide important context.
  • Useful tips and best practices for referring U.S. workers to H-2A and H-2B positions, including guidance on reviewing ETA 790 contracts which can be verbose and complex.
  • Helpful information about the rights guaranteed to U.S. job seekers and workers under the H-2A and H-2B foreign labor programs to ensure that these rights are protected, and that federal regulations are complied with.

Who Should Attend
  • Resource Room Staff
  • Business Services Professionals
  • Job Seeker Staff
     
Date / Time

August 21, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)
 

Fee

$10.00 Member
$12:00 Non-member


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Presented By
  • Emma McGinn, Foreign Labor Certification Officer, Michigan Talent Investment Agency
  • Griselda Tule, Foreign Labor Certification Analyst, Michigan Talent Investment Agency