Temporary Agricultural (H-2A) and Non-Agricultural (H-2B) Foreign Labor Certification Requests
General questions should be directed to the Chicago National Processing Center at: email@example.com
COVID-19 Health & Safety Resources for Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers and Agricultural Employers
In an effort to minimize the spread and transmission of COVID-19, the Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development is providing the following resources to support the health and safety of both migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW), U.S. job seekers and agricultural employers. While this list is not exhaustive, it is meant to inform MSFW’s and U.S. job seekers, while encouraging agricultural employers to follow health and safety guidance.
- State of Alaska COVID-Conscious Campaign and Resources
- US Dept. of Labor OSHA Covid-19 Guidance
- US Dept. of Labor COVID-19 Resources
- CDC - Covid-19 Workplace Guidance
- CDC - Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers
- CDC - Households Living in Close Quarters Guidance
- CDC - Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
- CDC - How to Protect Yourself and Others (Some resources in Spanish
- CDC Covid-19 Social Media Toolkit (Spanish)
Submitting Job Orders for H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Program
The employer submits the job order, Prevailing Wage Determination, and Workers’ Compensation information to both the Chicago National Processing Center and the Alaska Statewide Workforce Agency (SWA) at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (907) 465-6471. The Foreign Labor Certification Coordinator will enter the job order into ALEXsys and provide the employer with qualified U.S. applicants until the job order closes.
Submitting Job Orders for H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program
The employer submits the job offer (ETA Form 790) and proof of Workers’ Compensation to the Alaska Statewide Workforce Agency (SWA) at email@example.com or by phone at (907) 465-6471 between 60-75 days prior to the date of need for workers. The Foreign Labor Certification Coordinator will enter the job order into ALEXsys and provide the employer with qualified U.S. applicants as well as providing a housing inspection no less than 45 days prior to the employer’s date of need. The employer then submits an application package to the Chicago National Processing Center (CNPC). If CNPC issues a Notice of Denial, the SWA will place the job order on hold until a Notice of Acceptance is issued by NPC.