Online Portal Helps Identify Open Seasonsal and Temporary Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the launch of, an online portal that is designed to help Americans identify and apply for open seasonal and temporary jobs. The site is a complete redesign of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s (OFLC) Public Job Registry, which has served as a repository for seasonal and temporary jobs.

In addition to providing personalized search capabilities that tailor results to the geographic location of American job seekers, integrates employment postings with third-party job search websites with ease. Job notices are indexed for inclusion in the Jobs on the Google Search feature, and the Department plans additional integration with commonly used job search websites to help Americans find jobs.

To further assist American job seekers, OFLC also announced that employers posting job opportunities must now provide a minimum of two of the three following pieces of information; a phone number, e-mail address, or website where American workers can apply. These changes, approved by the Office of Management and Budget, are now included in application forms for temporary labor certification under the H-2A and H-2B visa programs and will be included in the posting.

Employers that have prepared applications in iCERT, but have not yet submitted them, will need to log in to iCERT and complete Section H, items H.6a, H.6b, and/or H.6c, before the application can be submitted. Stakeholders can access a copy of the form instructions and revised Forms ETA-9142A and ETA-9142B here. 

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