S. 2167 (112th): American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2012

Introduced:
Mar 07, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jeff Merkley
Junior Senator from Oregon
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 07, 2012
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 891 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 08, 2013

H.R. 4159 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 07, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 07, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 07, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to increase the employment of Americans by requiring State workforce agencies to certify that employers are actively recruiting Americans and that Americans are not qualified or available to fill the positions that the employer wants to fill with H-2B nonimmigrants.

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Cosponsors
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3/7/2012--Introduced.
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.

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