SWA Job Posting Services

SWA Job Posting Services ( State Work Force Agency ) are part of the required process that the Department of Labor requires employers to complete before they are able to bring over and employ a person from over seas for a position  that is with in the United States.

Each State has their own specific regulations for SWA Job Posting and are typically located on their state workforce development page. In order to have a service complete this Job posting for you, they will need the following information:

Company address, job response contact, email & phone: While not typically displayed this information is necessary to register a sponsoring company.

 FEIN Number  and UIN Number  Or Federal Employment Identification Number and Unemployment Insurance Number These numbers may range in number but are required.

Job information including things like Education, Training, Job Experience and Salary and benefits when possible 
While not all of this information is required for every state, some states will require the exact salary amount be filled out before a Job posting can be submitted.

How do I Complete a SWA Job Posting ?

Each state has their own State Work Force Agency ( SWA)  which requires that an ETA Form 9089 must be submitted

Required info

  • Title of occupation
  • Skill Level
  • Wage source
  • The prevailing wage and applicable tracking number
  • SOC/ O* Net (OES) Code which helps to organize jobs into one of a 1000 categories that help to determine skill level , knowledge base and tasks involved with a job.  The appropriate code can be found online .
  • Dates of Determination and Expiration

The completion of the SWA process is done by registering on one or more sites as well as proper documentation and tracking and notation of any Vets hold (s). This may also include Tracking  and noting the end of  any Vets hold(s)**. Once the prevailing wage is finalized they are typically valid anywhere between 90 days to a year.  Documentation must also be kept by the employer for 5 years.

** A Vets hold is a determination of  whether or not it may be appropriate to first train and hire a United  States  Veteran for the position

What is a SWA Job Posting used for ?

A SWA Job posting is meant to determine whether or not the salary or wage that is intended for a specific job is acceptable based on the location of where that person will be employed. It verifies that the amount is appropriate for the requested job so that employers cannot try and pay a salary that is any lower than deemed appropriate.

If this sounds like it might be a time consuming  and tedious process, It is ! but luckily if an employer is recruiting for multiple persons of the same job and skill levels this part of the PERM process only needs to be done once. Yay! However be aware that the more generic a job description is the more likelihood that there will be a larger number of applicants.

How do I Complete a SWA Job Posting ?

Each state has their own State Work Force Agency ( SWA)  which requires that an ETA Form 9089 must be submitted

Required info

  • Title of occupation
  • Skill Level
  • Wage source
  • The prevailing wage and applicable tracking number
  • SOC/ O* Net (OES) Code which helps to organize jobs into one of a 1000 categories that help to determine skill level , knowledge base and tasks involved with a job.  The appropriate code can be found online .
  • Dates of Determination and Expiration

The completion of the SWA process is done by registering on one or more sites as well as proper documentation and tracking and notation of any Vets hold (s). This may also include Tracking  and noting the end of  any Vets hold(s)**. Once the prevailing wage is finalized they are typically valid anywhere between 90 days to a year.  Documentation must also be kept by the employer for 5 years.

** A Vets hold is a determination of  whether or not it may be appropriate to first train and hire a United  States  Veteran for the position

Why don’t all Immigration Advertising Agencies  Do SWA Job Posting Services?

Because of the detailed nature of these types of recruitment ads the process of placings SWAs and accounting for all of the steps can be quite cumbersome and time consuming.  However, because the financial incentive for SWA Jobs Postings is very small there are not very many company’s that do SWA Placement Services along with the rest of the Labor Certification Ad placement process.

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