H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Program

The H-2B nonimmigrant program permits employers to temporarily hire nonimmigrants to perform nonagricultural labor or services in the United States. The employment must be of a temporary nature for a limited period of time such as a one-time occurrence, seasonal need, peak load need, or intermittent need. The H-2B program requires the employer to attest to the Department of Labor that it will offer a wage that equals or exceeds the highest of the prevailing wage, applicable Federal minimum wage, the State minimum wage, or local minimum wage to the H-2B nonimmigrant worker for the occupation in the area of intended employment during the entire period of the approved H-2B labor certification. The H-2B program also establishes certain recruitment and displacement standards in order to protect similarly employed U.S. workers.


The H-2B visa system is a totally self-service system, meaning that the employer will have to advertise their H-2B job orders on Jobs4TN.gov themselves.

  • First, create the profile for the employer or the employer they (agents) represent.
  • Next, they will need to follow the website prompts to create the job order as mandated by the regulations.

More information

The H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Program page on the U.S. Department of Labor website provides a program overview, information on applying and the timeline after applying, and additional resources. 


Lance Butler

Grants Program Manager
SCSEP Program, H2A-H2B visa program and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) program

Work Phone: (615) 741-5671
Cell: (629) 867-9230