Earlier this month, the cap limits were reached for fiscal year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012) for the popular H-1B foreign worker visa program, but there are still visas available for foreign specialty occupation workers from certain designated countries under various free trade programs.
In particular, many workers can be hired from neighboring Mexico and Canada under the TN visa program, which opens the door to certain professional workers from those countries pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The E-3 visa program offers another avenue that remains open for the hiring of foreign temporary workers from Australia.
If you are an employer or employer’s representative in charge of hiring, it is quite possible that you can find workers from these countries who will fill your needs in fiscal year 2012.
For information about how we might be of assistance to you in hiring needed foreign labor, check out our Website and/or call our offices at (847) 564-0712 for an appointment.