With the H-2B visa program limit being reached earlier each year and demand for workers growing, landscape companies are looking to hold on to their employees by encouraging them to find winter work in another industry. Complications arise because workers can't be in the U.S. for even a day without a valid visa, which means jobs must dovetail perfectly. "The logistics are complicated, but it can be done if someone at a landscape company goes to work for someone with a bona fide winter labor need," said Libby Whitley of H-2B agency MAS.

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