H-2B VISAS: Additional Steps Needed to Meet Employers' Hiring Needs and Protect U.S. Workers
H-2B visas are intended to help employers fill certain jobs (i.e. landscaping, seafood processing) when no U.S. workers are available. The number of visas is capped and they're generally first come, first served.
Employers told us uncertainty over whether the visa process will provide enough workers hampers their operations, including their ability to plan expansions.
More details here: https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-230