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Foreign Labor Certification

Tennessee Employers interested in hiring foreign workers for Temporary H2B openings can file an Application for Alien Labor Certifications, ETA 9142, on line at http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/.

Tennessee Employers interested in hiring foreign workers under Permanent Residency (Green Card) for certain employment based immigrant visas can process their applications through the “PERM” Program on line at http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/.

Tennessee Employers requiring Foreign Labor Certification Applications prevailing wage determinations can process their request by accessing http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/.

Job Orders for PERM and H2B applications can be posted on-line at https://www.jobs4tn.gov/. Employers interested in hiring foreign workers for a permanent residency visa or H2B should register and post their job openings which will be assigned based on the zip code of the work location to one of our Tennessee Career Center locations.  Job Postings need to state in the update section of the job order the number of days the order is to stay in open status, along with the date requested that the job order is to be resulted and closed.

For more information, contact James Eldridge with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development at (615) 253-6634.

AGRICULTURAL RECRUITMENT PROGRAM (H2A PROGRAM)

Agricultural employers can receive assistance in obtaining farm workers through the H2A program.  Employers must show that there are no local workers available for the job.  Applications are reviewed to determine whether prevailing hourly wages, working conditions, and housing and transportation arrangements have an adverse effect on domestic workers.

Information for applying for H2A workers may be located at http://www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/taw.htm

The department provides the following services to agricultural employers:

  • Post agricultural clearance orders
  • Housing inspection for agricultural clearance orders
  • Agricultural wage information
  • Technical assistance on federal and state regulations governing housing inspections
  • Opportunity for participation in the Workforce Employer Outreach Committee

For more information, contact the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development at 615/253-6389.

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