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What Is the H-2B Visa?

The H-2B visa program is a valuable asset to the US, as it allows foreign nationals to work on non-agricultural projects and thus helps to alleviate labor shortages in multiple industries. This program offers a wide range of job possibilities, from conservationists to carnival workers, and is becoming increasingly popular as the application cap is routinely filled.

The need for H-2B visas, which allow foreign workers to take on non-agricultural jobs for nine months out of the year, has steadily increased over the past few years. Last year, the demand for these visas drastically increased, with a 49.5% rise from 2021. Learn more.

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Reducing Moving Costs Through Government Relocation Incentives

A lot goes into the relocation process, from the home sale and purchase costs, movers to travel funds, and even food and temporary housing costs come into play. Even if the new job does not offer the employee relocation benefits, it might not be the end of the opportunity just yet.

Many U.S. cities and states offer relocation incentive programs to take advantage of. Corporate relocation state subsidy programs are designed to help cover the cost for people moving for a job opportunity. Depending on the program, these incentives may apply to the entire state, region, or city. Here are some cities with the best relocation programs, with many of the programs focused on enticing remote workers in today’s new normal.

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Cost-Effective Strategies for Managing Employee Relocations

It’s no secret that relocating an employee is a costly endeavor. Creating global teams for your business can be highly beneficial. However, you might lose money on the project if you fail to play your cards right. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the expenses you encounter during this process. There is so much to account for when managing employee relocations. Just a few of these things would be…

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A Guide to EAP Programs

This guide provides insight into what an EAP is and the associated benefits and standard services usually included. Choosing the right program for your organization is essential, as the services provided can directly impact the well-being of your organization. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that your employees are provided the assistance and help they need.

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These 4 Cities Are Now Expat Worker Hot Spots

Zoom Towns are becoming more popular because expatriate employees (expats) looking for a new destination to live in find the traditional big cities that used to be known as technology leaders, such as Hong Kong and San Francisco, are crowded and expensive to live in. With the cost of living soaring in many major markets, expats looking for international relocation options are turning to less known growing Zoom Towns.

Here are four cities that are seeing significant increases in international relocation for employees looking for a new setting:

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3 FAQs About Working with a Relocation Specialist

If the new job you are moving for provides a relocation package, then there is a good chance that the opportunity to work with a relocation specialist is included. If talent mobility coaching is not provided in your package, it may be worth asking the relocation management company (RMC) that you are working with if one-on-one relocation management is possible to add on. Either way, working with a designated specialist has numerous advantages.

Here are 3 FAQs and answers about working with a relocation specialist:

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What Does The Employee Relocation Timeline Look Like?

Moving to a new job can raise many questions, especially if there is a tight start date with the new company. Of course, the relocation timeline is not always the same for every employee, but some commonalities can be covered to ensure the process can be completed in a timely manner. Here are a few things to review when you are about three to four weeks out from moving to your new destination:

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