Companies who provide permanent labor certification ads usually are trained in immigration law. They know what the Department of Labor looks for when recruiting foreign workers.
The PERM recruitment ads are usually printed in newspapers and on websites with the priority of the American workers in mind. These announcements must be first seeking help from people who live in the United States before applying for the right to allow foreign employees to enter this country.
Permanent labor certification ads usually are published between 30 and 180 days from the time a company applies for the right to hire workers from other countries. These ads usually are printed in a Sunday edition of a local newspaper or are placed in other prominent places. Whatever type of ad media a company uses for their PERM recruitment ads, it is considered best practice to submit them where as many people as possible see them.
Once the permanent ad runs for the time specified by the Department of Labor, employers usually then fill out the required ETA form 9089. This application is either completed online or by mail, and the DOL recommends completing the necessary forms online. However, Schedule A occupations usually require that the ETA form be sent by mail to the correct Department of Homeland Security office.
When acquiring the right to hire international workers, the DOL prohibits sending applications by fax. This further establishes the validity of the application submitted. In any case, an employer might not always complete every application process immediately. When filing these important forms online, the data is usually saved for later then completed.
Mandatory PERM ads required by the Department of Labor include a total of two Sunday ads in a paper circulated to the general population for that day. Other required recruitment of U.S. workers also includes a 30-day job order as required by the State Workforce Authorization. Additional recruitment efforts are also made in various ways such as in classified ad sections of newspapers and FM radio ads.
Other places where supplementary permanent labor certification ads are published include as follows:
- Career sites
- Trade journals
- Online job boards
- Employer websites
The Department of Labor, SWA and related agencies have strict regulations concerning the PERM ad process. Furthermore, the applications for accepting foreign workers into the country takes time.