A foreign worker who is permitted to enter a country temporarily in order to take a job for which there is shortage of domestic labor.
A person allowed in a country on a temporary basis in order to increase the available labor force in that country.
a person with temporary permission to work in another country; "a Moroccan guestworker in Canada was accused of aiding terrorists"
a citizen of a foreign country who is allowed to enter the domestic economy to temporarily fill a job for which there is a perceived shortage of labor
A foreign national allowed to enter a country forwork for a specified period of time, but not take up permanent residence in that country. There are numerous guest worker visa programs, such as the H1-B visa, a temporary work permit for professional positions (those that require a bachelor's degree or equivalent) that allows foreign nationals to live and work in the United States for up to six years; the H2-A program, aimed at agricultural workers working in seasonal jobs; and the H2-B program, for nonprofessional jobs lasting less than one year.