The Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Program is federally funded through a contract with the US Department of Labor (USDOL). Prior to bringing foreign workers into the US, employers must file a labor certification application with the National Processing Center (NPC) in Chicago (temporary) or Atlanta (for permanent workers).
Agricultural Temporary Labor Certification (H-2A Program)
If there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified and available for a requested position and employment of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and the working conditions of U.S. workers similarly employed, then the employer may request full-time temporary employment certification for foreign workers in agricultural based jobs, [as defined in 20 CFR 655.103 (c)], lasting no longer than one year. Use the link above for specific instructions and forms.
Nonagricultural Temporary Labor Certification (H-2B Program)
Employers who meet specific regulatory requirements can hire foreign nonimmigrant workers to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs. Employers will need to post a job order in NEworks (use the links for specific instructions and forms).
Nebraska’s on-line self-service labor exchange system.
Permanent Labor Certification
Employers can permanently hire foreign workers.
Professional and Specialty Occupations (H-1B Program)
Employers can temporarily hire foreign workers on a nonimmigrant basis in specialty occupations.
Prevailing Wage Information
The Immigration and Nationality Act requires that hiring a foreign worker will not affect the wages and working conditions of comparably employed U.S. workers.
For more information email us at NDOL.ET_FLC@nebraska.gov