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10-21-2017, 01:50 PM
American companies continued to hire foreign laborers in 2017 to work in landscaping, hotel and recreation jobs, but a LifeZette analysis of wage data finds little evidence of a U.S. worker shortage.

According to preliminary data recently released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials, the federal government certified requests for 117,716 positions, a slight decrease from the previous fiscal year but near historic highs. While the number of certifications declined, the number of applications rose, suggesting that President Donald Trumpís administration might be scrutinizing them more closely.

It was not enough to affect the actual number of visas, however. From the certifications, the government awarded up to 66,000 H-2B visas for low-skill, non-agriculture temporary jobs.