Organizations that wish to hire foreign workers because US workers cannot be found to fill necessary positions may apply for a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The Foreign Labor Certification Program allows employers to hire foreign workers as permanent or temporary employees. Common visa programs are:
- H-2A Visa Program – Seasonal or temporary agricultural work
- H-2B Visa Program – Seasonal or temporary non-agricultural work
For more detailed information, and guidance on where to apply for Foreign Labor Certification, go to Hiring Foreign Workers / Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (mn.gov).
For more information contact the Foreign Labor Certification Coordinator, Mary Garcia at 651-259-7513.