Businesses Hurting Waiting on Seasonal Work Visa Delays

Landscaping businesses continue to take a hard hit with seasonal worker visa delays.

Summit Daily
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Landscaping, paving and other firms were supposed to have additional seasonal help by now. It hasn’t happened yet.

A delay by the federal government in releasing more temporary work visas—called H-2B—is hitting businesses hard.

Michael Hasse of Double M Asphalt & Coatings, says he’s missing five to seven of his usual seasonal workers. That’s left the staff on hand working long, hard days in a profession dependent on warm temperatures.

Mike Stephens of SHC Nursery and Landscape, said he’s missing about 20 people this summer and has missed them for nearly two months now.

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