Free EB-5 Project Evaluation What factors disqualify a job from being counted toward EB-5 employment creation?

Generally speaking, any job position in any industry can be counted toward job creation as long as the position is not part-time (less than 35 hours per week), temporary, or seasonal. Construction jobs may be counted as long as construction lasts for two or more years. In order to be counted, each job must be filled by a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee, or asylee—it cannot be filled by a nonimmigrant with work authorization or an undocumented worker. For direct investments, only jobs created directly by the new commercial enterprise may be counted—indirect and induced jobs do not qualify. Investments through regional centers, however, are able to count indirect and induced job creation.