Published: Friday, April 1, 2022
Tory Emerson Burns, executive vice president of public affairs and policy at the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will provide an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary non-agricultural workers for the second half of the fiscal year.
“Today’s announcement is a positive step in the right direction for the recovery of the travel industry. However, with millions of jobs open, it is clear that the shortage of manpower has hampered the recovery of industry across the economy, especially in leisure and hospitality. As we move into the busy summer travel season, temporary workers will need access to perform business activities across the country and ensure they can meet growing demand.
“With more than 1.7 million jobs created in the leisure and hospitality sector alone, we continue to urge the administration to exercise full authority given by Congress and waive all approved H-2B visas on cap, which is necessary for equal recovery throughout. All sectors of travel. “
Tags: H-2B Visa, US Travel Agency