Foreign Labor Certification (FLC)
The FLC program is a U.S. Department of Labor certification program for requesting authorization to hire foreign workers when the employer cannot otherwise hire workers from the U.S. with needed skills.
DWS ensures that employing foreign workers in the agricultural (H-2A Program) and non-agricultural (H-2B Program) will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers who are comparably employed and has responsibility for the following:
- Migrant housing safety inspections
- Review and oversight of FLC job order process
- Agricultural surveys, prevailing wage and employment practices
- Permanent Labor Certification
Employers can permanently hire foreign workers.
- Professional and Specialty Occupations (H-1B Program
Employers can temporarily hire foreign workers on a nonimmigrant basis in specialty occupations.
- Agricultural Temporary Labor Certification (H-2A Program)
Agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers can temporarily hire nonimmigrant foreign workers.
- Nonagricultural Temporary Labor Certification (H-2B Program)
Employers who meet specific regulatory requirements can hire foreign nonimmigrant workers to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs.
- Prevailing Wage Information
The Immigration and Nationality Act requires that hiring a foreign worker will not affect the wages and working conditions of comparably employed U.S. workers.
- FLC Forms
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How to contact us:
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of Foreign Labor Certification
Chicago National Processing Center
11 West Quincy Court
Chicago IL 60604-2105
Phone: (312) 886-8000
Fax: (312) 353-8830
Utah Department of Workforce Services
Foreign Labor Certification Program (FLC)
PO Box 45249
140 East 300 South, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0249
Phone: (801) 526-4360
Fax: (801) 526-9633
Contact: Kim Lam