How to place a Job order as part of the PERM Advertising Process

How to place a Job Order

The Department of Labor or ( DOL) requires all employers to place a job order with the state workforce agency or ( SWA) that corresponds to the state in which the work will take place.

Once the job order has been placed it must be allowed to run for at least 30 consecutive days. This includes weekends. In many cases, employers may opt to enable the ads to run longer to make sure there are no complications with the 30-day order.

After an additional 30 days, the required ETA 9089 form may then be filed. This gives potential applicants from the United States the opportunity to apply for the position after the order has been placed. Once this has all been completed employers should then retain printed copies of the SWA job posting for their documentation.

Easy Peasy right ? Not quite so fast,

In addition to the newspaper ads, employers must also provide documentation that the job was posted on no fewer than three other types of recruitment services.

The Department of Labor (DOL) requires all employers to place a job order that corresponds to the state in which the work will take place.

Sample PERM AD

What information must be included as part of a Job Order?

All job orders must include detailed descriptions of the job requirements. This includes required education/ training, job experience. In some states additional information like salary must also be included in the ad. All advertising must be in compliance with the state workforce agency that resides within the state where the person is intended to be employed.  If the job is located in one state and the employer is located in another, the ad must be placed in the area of employment.  Not in the area where the employer is. When necessary electronic filing will not be able to be completed unless it has been specified.

Salary & Benefits
Whenever possible please include the salary on all requests. It may not be required for a particular state. When it is, the electronic filing cannot be completed unless an actual number is specified. Benefits, while encouraged, are not mandatory to be specified.

What is an Unemployment Insurance Number or UIN?

This number can range in length from 5- 9 digits in length. Also not every SWA will refer to this number in the same way.

Placing Job orders and employment ad placements can be quite complicated. This is due to the very stringent advertising requirements. The rest of the process includes attorneys and in some cases advertising agencies that specialize in placing job orders.

All employers are required to place newspaper advertisements that are published on 2 separate Sundays.  These ads must be run in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the person is intended to be employed.

Why Choose us ?

We specialize in helping Immigration Law Firms and Employers/Petitioners adhere to the 20 CFR 656.17 Labor Certification recruitment regulations by placing compliant classified job ads. Our services cover a range of Labor Certification advertising stages, including reviewing, pricing, and placing immigration ads in national or local newspapers, radio stations, trade associations, or online job boards. We also offer assistance with SWA Job Orders placement.

With each ad, we provide documentation and evidence of recruitment in various forms such as Newspaper Tear Sheets, Radio Station Scripts & Invoices, and PDF printouts of all Online Postings. These include SWA Job Orders, Online Job Search ads, Employer Website job postings, and Trade Organization online job board postings. These documents can be used in the DOL Form 9089 Recruitment Report.

For more information about PERM Advertising check out this additional post

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