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PERM Application

As of March 2005, PERM (Program Electronic Review Management), a new Labor certification procedure, was established for faster processing of the labor certifications. The employer files the PERM application electronically to the DOL for adjudication. The recruitment efforts, the documents to support the recruitment, are not filed to the DOL. Instead, the supporting documents are retained by the employer. The recruitment effort for a professional position requires:

  • 30-day job order with the State workforce agency (SWA);
  • Posting of job notice, in house;
  • two Sunday advertisements in newspaper of general circulation; and
  • fulfill any three additional forms of recruitment from a list of about ten recruitment methods.

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