S.2167 - American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 03/07/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/07/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2167 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2012)
American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of Labor, as a component of the H-2B (temporary nonagricultural workers) labor certification process, to take specified actions to recruit U.S. workers before petitioning to hire H-2B workers.
Requires a prospective H-2B employer to submit a separate petition for each state in which the employer plans to employ H-2B non-immigrants for a period of at least seven days.
Prohibits the Secretary from granting a temporary labor certification to a prospective H-2B employer until the Director of the state workforce agency has determined that: (1) employer recruitment requirements have been met, and (2) U.S. nationals are not qualified or available to fill such employment opportunities.