Feds approve 35,000 more work visas, as firms struggle to fill open jobs

Near-record low jobless rates have left employers scrambling to fill job vacancies, which has Arizona businesses welcoming the federal government’s decision to add another 35,000 H-2B visas for temporary guest workers this year, after the initial allotment were snapped up. Here, construction crews work on a building in downtown Phoenix in this 2018 file photo. (Nicole Neri/Cronkite News, file)

Near-record low jobless rates have left employers scrambling to fill job vacancies, which has Arizona businesses welcoming the federal government’s decision to add another 35,000 H-2B visas for temporary guest workers this year, after the initial allotment were snapped up. Here, construction crews work on a building in downtown Phoenix in this 2018 file photo. (Nicole Neri/Cronkite News, file)

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