Columbus, OH asked in Immigration Law for Ohio

Q: Company who has struggled finding workers to fill our installer positions. What are the options for hiring foreigners ?

I am an office manager for a door/window/motorized patio screens company. My boss has paid a good deal of money trying to hire employees. Some accept the job, then don’t show up. Others just quit a day or so after starting, I could go on and on. There’s no shortage of business here and we’re desperate to get driven hardworking people in here to work for us. I’d like to get my boss more information about our options of hiring foreigners “legally” when it comes to the Permanent Labor Certification and/or other options. What is most important you can tell me about this ?

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Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Cedar Falls, IA

A: Sadly our immigration system makes it very cumbersome for US employers to be able to hire foreign workers. There are temporary work visas such as a TN or H2. Permanent work visas would be H1B or EB visas. Any of these are very complicated so you should hire an experienced immigration lawyer to assist you.

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