Federally certified H-2B job positions from Maine employers, by federal fiscal year

H-2B visas are given to workers hired to fill seasonal or temporary jobs, often in the tourism industry. Here is the number of jobs that Maine-based employers got permission to fill using H-2B visas. No data was available about how many international workers were actually hired to fill these certified positions. H-2B workers hired by Maine-based employers earned an average of $11.07 an hour in 2016.


Leading destinations for H-2B workers in Maine, fiscal year 2016

Notes: “Certified positions” indicates the number of jobs that employers have certified as eligible for employing H-2B visa holding workers. No data is available on how many visa holders actually filled these positions.

Town
Certified positions
Ogunquit
42
Bar Harbor
19
York
15
Boothbay Harbor
11
Wells
10

Leading job categories for H-2B workers in Maine, fiscal year 2016

Notes: “Certified positions” indicates the number of jobs certified by Maine employers as eligible for employing H-2b visa holding workers. No data is available on how many visa holders actually filled these positions.

Job type
Certified positions
Housekeepers and cleaners
74
Cooks
48
Food prep workers
13
Dishwashers
12
Landscaping workers
10
Waitstaff
10

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