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A look at labor shortages by industry

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2022 | Immigration |

A temporary non-agricultural visa allows some foreign workers to come into the U.S. for certain jobs that do not pertain to the agricultural field. If you wish to apply for this mode of access, you should know that it only applies to industries that have a labor shortage.

Currently, several industries need workers in both skilled and unskilled positions.

Industries with shortages in 2022

Data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce keeps track of trends in job openings, retirements, quit rates and labor force participation. This holds relevance for individuals looking to obtain certain work visas. You stand a better chance of acceptance in those areas that need more workers.

The highest shortage of workers comes from two broad fields: financial activities and professional and business services. Both these industries have a high level of job openings, with nearly 70 percent of jobs going unfilled. The leisure and hospitality industry also needs workers, with more than half of jobs going unfilled.

The fields of durable goods manufacturing and wholesale and retail trade also have worker shortages. The demand in these industries falls in the 30 to 40 percent range.

Industries with enough workers

You might find it difficult to obtain a work visa in several industries, especially ones that have high rates of pay and a more stable workforce. These include the transportation, mining and construction sectors, which currently have a labor surplus. These fields have more available workers in the U.S. than job openings.

Learning more about business professional visa options could help you achieve success. Many different factors come into play when dealing with both temporary and permanent immigration laws.