Foreign Labor Certification
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) works with employers to process permanent and temporary Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) requests.
A Permanent Labor Certification allows an employer to hire a foreign worker to work permanently in the United States. The Temporary Agricultural (H-2A) and Non-Agricultural (H-2B) program allows an employer to employ a foreign worker in the U.S., on a non-immigrant basis, for a time period of less than 365 days
The FLC programs are designed to ensure that the admission of foreign nationals to work in the United States will not adversely affect the job opportunities, wages and working conditions of U.S. workers.
The process to request Permanent labor certification changed January 1, 2010. For more information and links, click here.
The process to request Temporary Agricultural (H-2A) and Non-Agricultural (H-2B) has changed. Click here for information and forms.