FY 2017 Returning Worker Exemption is on the way to the Senate

Right now, as you read this, the House and Senate are contemplating the Returning Worker Exemption for FY2017 which was added as an amendment to the DHS Appropriations Bill. The DHS Approps. Committee passed the vote this summer, with an almost unanimous vote. The only Congressional members who did not support it in the committee were Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL), Lucille …

Annual 2016 Warrior Golf Tournament

On Sunday, September 11th, PES was a proud platinum sponsor for the Elevate Life Warrior Golf Tournament. Hosted at ‘The Tribute Golf Club’, over 140 players made it out to support veterans charities, mission trips for disaster relief and many other wonderful causes. The PES team consisted of 2 Patricks, Chuck and his son Cooper. Together we played 4 hours …

Helron Harvey: 1000 Miles For A Better Life

Please take a minute out of your day and read this article about an H-2B worker named Helron Harvey. He travels 1,000 miles from Monetego Bay, Jamaica to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. This gives an inside look at what it is like to be an H-2B worker and how it helps make their lives better, while at the …

TRUMP VICTORY: Don Jr. & Ivanka are coming to North Texas

Don Jr. will be in East Texas on Tuesday, September 13 for an evening reception. Friends, family and colleagues are all invited! Join us in the opportunity to support his father’s campaign and to have the chance to meet with Don Jr. and hear him speak. On Wednesday September 21, Ivanka Trump will be making a trip to Dallas. It …

H-2B Workforce Coalition Update 7-7-16: Labor HHS Spending Bill

H2B Workforce Coalition statement 7-7-16 Click the link above for more information! July 7, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The H-2B Workforce Coalition issued the following statement today of the Labor, HHS and Education spending bill for fiscal year 2017: The H-2B Workforce Coalition applauds Chairman Tom Cole and the House Labor HHS Appropriations Subcommittee for recognizing the importance of regulatory …

H-2B RWE: We Need Your Help!

At Practical Employee Solutions we strive to make an effort to be heard by our nations leaders. Veronica Birkenstock, President & CEO, has been involved in strengthening the H-2B program and it’s respective industries for over 20 years. On many occasions, we have met with Congressmen and travel to D.C. quite frequently to make our voices heard. In July, we …

Trump Victory: Luncheon with Donald J. Trump

Veronica has recently been chosen as a member of the Trump Victory Labor Transition Team. She will be helping with fundraising for the Trump Campaign’s Transition Team which was pieced together by New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. This is an excellent chance for supporters to come together and make their voices heard. Veronica welcomes everyone to join us and all …

NALP “Day on the Hill”

Washington D.C., July 12th, 2016- On July 12th, members of the Practical Employee Solutions team traveled to D.C. to participate in the National Association of Landscaping Professionals’ (NALP) “Day on the Hill”. This annual event seeks to raise awareness for the Landscaping and H-2B Visa industries by speaking with Congressional members about the importance of each in terms of local …

12th Annual Goodlatte Golf Tournament

Hot Springs, VA – July 8-10, 2016: Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA) is a long-time supporter of PES and the H-2B program. It only felt right to show up in support of his 12th annual golf tournament at The Omni Homestead Resort. The Homestead is a 250 year old hotel that is tucked away far up in the hills and mountains …

The Myths and Facts of H-2B

H-2B Visas have become quite a contentious issue in the United States. There’s a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about what these visas are and who they are for. In this post, we want to address some common myths and misconceptions about the H-2B visa program. MYTH: H-2B WORKERS TAKE JOBS AWAY FROM AMERICANS FACT: American workers are guaranteed first chance at …