Foreign Labor Certification Office

The Foreign Labor Certification program allows employers to hire nonimmigrant foreign workers as temporary or seasonal employees. The employer may apply for a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor and must demonstrate that there are not enough qualified U.S. workers available and willing to perform the work.

The Foreign Labor Certification Office (FLCO) assists with the processing of temporary labor certifications in two program areas:

  • H-2A Certification for Temporary Agricultural Workers
  • H-2B Certification for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers

H-2A Services to Employers

H-2B Services to Employers

Note: FLCO does not receive or process applications for the H-2B program. Employers must submit H-2B program applications directly to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Chicago National Processing Center.

Michigan's Current Minimum Wage is $8.90 per hour

Michigan's AEWR (Adverse Effective Wage Rate) is $12.75 per hour

FLCO Contact

Jesus Centeno, Department Analyst
Acting Foreign Labor Certification Officer
Workforce Development
Phone: 517-335-9481, Mobile: 517-449-8184, Fax: 517-373-7797
Email: centenoj@Michigan.gov

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