We offer intercultural employment exchange programs under H-2B and Q-1 visas which encourage international people to visit the United States as temporary workers. Our goal is to allow foreign individuals to experience and understand life in the United States. We invite international employees from countries around the world. We are working with many organizations in the USA and have a wide customer and partner base in countries all over the world.
For American people intercultural employment exchange programs provide them the opportunity to learn different cultures and economic systems and to build up their international contacts. We are here to provide much-needed guidance and assistance to people who desire to experience international knowledge and employment.
For employers who wish to employ temporary workers, our company can complete the necessary paperwork and provide the needed international workers through a period of increased business activity.
For prospective or current employees, including J-1, B1, B2, F-1, H-2B or Q-1 visa holders who wish to change or extend their visas, we can assist through a lengthy procedure to attain these goals.
Conditions of Employment
Employee's positions: Introductory laborer.
Very often the position and duties are determined upon arrival and after an initial interview with a manager at the worksite. The possible jobs include but are not limited to kitchen utility, manual labor, food server, housekeeper, sales clerk, cashier, front desk, guest relations, restaurant helpers, food servers, cooks, maintenance, retail sales, landscape workers, seafood processors and many others.
Worksites of employment: H-2B workers are often used by the hospitality, food services, seafood production, construction and landscaping industries at various destinations to fill seasonal or peak load needs.
Dates of employment: Typical dates of seasonal needs: for winter season from October until April, for summer season from April until October. Sometimes temporary jobs can be up to 1 year long. H-2B classification may be extended for qualifying employment in increments of up to 1 year each. A new, valid temporary labor certification covering the requested time must accompany each extension request. The maximum period of stay in H-2B classification is 3 years.
Hourly wage: Not less than minimum wage.
Housing information: Housing could be in two, three or four bedroom living facilities with two persons per room. Approximate cost per month is $200-$300 + utilities. Approximate housing deposit is $250 for each employee.
Transportation: Public. Transportation from the nearest airport or bus station upon arrival at the beginning of the program will be provided. Also transportation to and from the worksite can be provided if necessary.
Uniform: If required, it will be provided.
Average number of hours per week: 35-40 hours with opportunities for additional work.
Employers requirements (Employee's Eligibility Requirements): 18 to 40 years old. Intermediate level of English. This is an entry level position, thus no special experience is necessary. Employees will be trained upon arrival.
Procedure for Applying for the H-2B Program for Employees
Following is the pertinent information for dealing with the H-2B Program. Our company will file the needed paperwork and forms to obtain the documents needed to apply for an H-2B visa at the U.S. Consular Office:
- We will file an application for the Department of Labor certification on behalf of the employer stating that the employer cannot find sufficient U.S. workers for the requested positions during the period of increased activity. By law, we cannot file the application for labor certification until 120 days prior to the earliest date the employment is needed.
- If certification is granted, an Employment Agreement will be sent to the potential employees for their signatures.
- We will submit this H-2B certificate to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and if it is approved, will notify both the employees and the employer upon approval and send to the potential employees the petition - I-797 Notice of Approval. This petition proves that the job is temporary and that the potential employees meet the minimum job qualifications for the requested positions.
- After receiving the USCIS petition approvals, we will hasten them to the potential employees. They can then apply for the H-2B Visa at the local U.S. Consulate in their home country and begin arranging transportation to the U.S. to start work with the employer.
The employees are responsible for taking these documents to the U.S. Consular office in their country to apply for the H-2B visa. The documents needed to schedule for an interview at the U.S. Consular office:
- A valid passport,
- The H-2B petition approval for working in the U.S. which we will send to you,
- Original documentation that you have completed four years of secondary education,
- Documentation that proves your ties to your home country (for example a lease, a spouse or children remaining in your home country, or other proof of commitments that require you to return to your home country.)
Important. For J-1, B1, B2, F-1 or H-2B visa holders who are already in the USA:
- Send us a completed application with clear copies of your passport, visa and I-94 Forms (both sides). If you will send your resume and references then this can help you obtain a better work position.
- Apply in advance because the paperwork takes a few weeks and has to be completed before the current visa expires.
There are two restrictions to the H-2B visa:
- It is a temporary work visa valid for only a limited period of time.
- It will permit the holder to work only for the employer of record.
Important. To start your H-2B program you have to:
- Bring enough money to cover your housing, housing deposit, food and other personal expenses for 2-3 weeks.
- Let us know about dates and details of your arrival at least two weeks prior for our preparation for your job and housing.
You can find the requirements along with other information on this website. The text below will help answer some of your questions, prepare you for your experience in the U.S. and help you adjust to this program.
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