Hire a foreign worker in United states
USA is defining itself as an immigration country, although, immigration to USA can be done under clear and strict regulations and only under specific categories. When a family is interested to hire a foreign worker in the field of domestic home care or nursing care they have to follow several rules.
Terms to employing a foreign worker:
- The position has to be full time job and located in one of the US counties.
- The employer must receive a certificate from the department of labour.
- The employer has to prove to the american government that hiring a foreign worker is necessary for them.
Employment options for foreign workers in the care sector:
Visa Type J-1
this visa is for people that are interested to hire a foreign worker out of the Au-pair program and not wishing to hire a specific worker. The purpose of the program is to match potential families to potential workers. In this case the family is not the direct employer, but has several obligations such as making sure the worker will have a training in the field of child development.
The period of time allowed for a forigen to work in under this visa type is 12 months with an option to extend it with another 12 months. Furthermore, the foreign worker has to study during her period of employment.
Visa Type H-2B
this visa type is for families that wish to hire a specific foreign worker, therefore this process is much more complex and involve addressing to several governmental departments. As part of this application the family will have to prove to the American government that they have not found a local worker to fill this position.
Here also, caregivers4u can help you in your the process. Through a simple and free registration, not only you will get full access to the caregiver database, but you can also contact a local authorized immigration office that will help you throughout the whole process.