With the tight employment market, many franchisees have advised of the difficulties they’re encountering with getting sufficient help to keep their stores fully staffed and running smoothly. Well, there appears to be some relief on the way as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent a new H-2B Rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week increasing the number of H-2B visas available this fiscal year. That’s the good news. The bad news related to H-2B and available workers is that the increased visas may not be issued before the end of this month at the earliest. The visa program, allowing for the hiring of temporary foreign workers in seasonal, non-agricultural sectors, hit the annual 66,000 visa limit in March. Congress gave DHS the power to more than double that amount, but some have predicted that DHS Secretary John Kelly will ultimately issue only around 18,500 new visas for this year.