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Alien Labor Certification

Role of the Connecticut Department of Labor -  ALC

The Connecticut Department of Labor, Alien Certification Unit, acts as an agent for the U.S. Department of Labor.  Staff of this Unit:

  • Conducts pre-occupancy inspections of migrant housing.
  • Coordinates the referral of workers to H-2A and H-2B job orders.
  • Conducts agricultural surveys of prevailing wages and practices.
  • Prepares job orders filed in connection with H-2A applications.
  • Reviews job orders filed in connection with H-2B applications.

The U.S. Department of Labor issues the labor certification

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration has important information regarding the Alien Labor Certification process and forms. This information can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Employers with questions on either the H-2A or H-2B programs are encouraged to submit those questions to the U.S. DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) at the following email addresses. 

Please send H-2A questions to and H-2B questions to 

Forms Available through the ALC Unit: 

H-2A Program

Forms are available through the federal link below:

Employers should submit a completed ETA Form 9142, a copy of the accepted ETA Form 790 and all attachments, and all other required documentation to the Chicago National Processing Center no less than 45 calendar days before the start date of need to the following address:



U.S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

Office of Foreign Labor Certification

Chicago National Processing Center

11 West Quincy Court

Chicago, IL 60604-2105 



H-2B Program

Forms are available through the federal link below: 

H-2B Job Posting

Prior to posting an H2B job order, please email your job order form to the Connecticut State Workforce Agency at .  Please do not post a job order in until your draft job order has been received, reviewed, and approved by the Connecticut State Workforce Agency (SWA).  The SWA will provide you with the correct American Job Center to direct applicants.

Employers may post H-2B related job orders at  All job orders must comply with the content requirements at 20CFR655.17. If you have any questions, please contact the Alien Labor Certification Unit at (860) 263-6020.

Prevailing Wage Requests

Effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification National Prevailing Wage Center in Washington, D.C. will receive and process prevailing wage determination requests for use in the H-1B, H-1B1, (Chile/Singapore), H-1C, H-2B, E3 (Australia), and permanent labor certification programs.


All prevailing wage requests must be submitted by U.S. Mail or comparable physical delivery service at the following address:


U.S. Department of Labor - ETA

National Prevailing Wage Center, Attn.

1341 G Street, NW, Suite 201

Washington, D.C. 20005-3105

If you have questions regarding a Prevailing Wage Request, please email the National Prevailing Wage Center at

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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