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Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $15M Available to Connect Kansans to Digital Devices and Public Wi-Fi Governor Laura Kelly announced today that applications are open for the Advancing Digital Opportunities to Promote Technology (ADOPT) program. A total of $14.7 million in grant awards will be available to organizations addressing the challenges of broadband accessibility, affordability, and device availability. Governor Kelly Announces $28.5M for High-Speed Internet Infrastructure Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $28.5 million in grants were awarded to 12 entities through the Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) program. The LINC program provides strategic funding for crucial aspects of broadband connectivity to reduce the cost of internet service, increase availability, and improve performance. Governor Kelly Announces $5M to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet in Rural Kansas Communities Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $5 million has been awarded to eight internet service providers (ISPs) in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration Grants for 2023. The awards will be paired with an additional $6.6 million in matching funds, resulting in an investment of nearly $12 million for high-speed broadband access projects across 10 rural Kansas counties. Commerce Program Opens Employment Pathway for Justice-Involved Kansans KANSASWORKS, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, is taking significant strides to empower justice-involved individuals across the state through the Re-entry Specialized Employment Counseling & Training (ReSpECT)WORKS program. This program provides intensive case management and career navigation for eligible individuals released from the prison system in Kansas. View All


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Foreign Labor Certification

Certification for companies hiring foreign workers

Melissa Guerrero, Foreign Labor Certification Representative

(620) 276-2339

[email protected]

The Foreign Labor Certification program qualifies an employer to hire foreign workers if an employer cannot find qualified and available U.S. workers to fill vacancies.

H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program

The H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program allows agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Employment is of a seasonal nature when it is tied to a certain time of year by an event or pattern, such as a short annual growing cycle and requires labor levels above what is necessary for ongoing operations. Employment is of temporary nature when the employer’s need to fill the position with a temporary worker will, except in extraordinary circumstances, last no longer that one year.

H-2B Certification

The H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Program permits employers who meet the program requirements to hire non-immigrant workers to temporarily come to the U.S. and perform non-agricultural services or labor based on the employer’s temporary need. The employer applicant must establish that its need for non-agricultural services or labor is temporary in nature, regardless of whether the underlying job is permanent or temporary. 

Temporary need must be established as one of the following:

  • One-time occurrence
  • Seasonal need
  • Peakload need
  • Intermittent need

With the exception of a one-time occurrence need, which can last up to three years, temporary need will not be approved for longer than nine months. 

H-2B Requirements 

In order to issue an H-2B certification to an employer, the U.S. Department of Labor must determine that:

  • There are not sufficient U.S. workers who are qualified and who will be available to perform the temporary services or labor for which an employer desires to hire foreign workers
  • The employment of H-2B workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers

To participate in the H-2B program, an applicant must:

  • Be an employer possessing a valid Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  • Be a place of business (i.e. a physical location) in the United States
  • Possess a means by which it may be contacted for employment

The employer’s job opportunity must be:

  • Temporary (9 months or less, except one-time occurrences)
  • Full-time (35 or more hours per week)
  • Non-agricultural employment within a specific area(s) of intended employment

The H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program

allows agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature.

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