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DOL job portal for U.S. workers now is available

On Dec. 21, 2018, the Department of Labor launched, a mobile-friendly job portal for U.S. workers looking for seasonal or temporary work, according to Bloomberg Law.

The portal partly results from rules proposed by DOL and the Department of Homeland Security that would require employers seeking labor certification for low-skilled, seasonal guest workers and agricultural guest workers to post the job openings online for U.S. workers. The H-2A and H-2B visa programs require employers to determine whether U.S workers are available to fill open positions before the employers can be certified to hire foreign workers.

The portal is an overhaul of DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification's Public Job Registry and allows job seekers to search by geography and other parameters. It also integrates its employment postings with third-party search websites.