TAG: H-2B delays

Labor woes hit Cape Cod

May 24, 2016By

Cape Cod landscape companies—even the ones that don’t rely on H-2B workers—are singing the labor shortage blues. “It’s nuts,” Bob Maffei, owner of Maffei Landscape Contractors in Mashpee, told the Cape Cod Times, referring to the difficulty of finding workers. “We knew it was going to be challenging this year.” Delays in H-2B visa applications have been widely reported across the U.S.... read more

Michigan landscape company shuts down due to H-2B delays

April 1, 2016By

After 31 years, Litzenburger Landscape shut its doors due to delays in the H-2B guest-worker visa process, the Petoskey News reported. The Harbor Springs, Mich.-based landscape company notified customers of its closing in a March 14 letter. The letter cited significant delays this year in processing the federal H-2B visas for guest workers from Mexico. The workers make up a large... read more