PERM Job Advertising by JKT Partners, LLC is a service created specifically for immigration attorneys and employers seeking to place foreign workers into jobs within the “20 CFR Part 656” guidelines of the Labor Certification process.
PERM Job advertising usually involves: (click here for a Labor Certifcation Process Flowchart)
Legal expertise, usually rendered by the attorney, quite possibly even an AILA member. It works best if the attorney and the employer meet with the prospective foreign worker and outline the existing skills and experience that worker has. Once this is mapped out, a proper job description for the recruitment process can be authored;
Willingness of the employer to engage the recruitment process in good faith. This involves full cooperation with the attorney’s advice and guidance, and adherence to the laws. It also requires an understanding and acceptance of the overall PERM job advertising budget;
It’s optional, but retaining the services PERM job advertising agency is a great way to facilitate ad placement. The attorney & employer design the job descriptions, and pass the rest of the process to an ad agency with experience in immigration advertising for Labor Certifications;
Foreign Labor Certification guidelines (CFR Part 656) require that job advertising for “professionals” be done on 2 Sundays in a newspaper of general circulation, and some combination of 3 out of the 10 allowed forms of “additional” recruitment. Additional recruitment steps can be a mix of radio ads, journal advertisement, and an employer website job posting. This combination both suits the legal requirements, and is usually quite affordable.
Proof of recruitment in the form of tear sheets, MP3’s etc. (Click here for Example Advertisements) This can be supplied by the media outlets, or facilitated through the use of the PERM Job Advertising agency.
Often, PERM job advertising needs to be cost-effective, otherwise the employer will balk at the overall cost of placing the worker. It’s a critical process that can see an attorney gain or lose case load depending on how effective the PERM job advertising process is.
The lower the cost of ad placement, the more cases volume for the immigration attorney.
Dept of Labor Reviews Recruitment:
It’s important Department of Labor “Certifying Officer” reviews the recruitment, and that it might even be useful to insure a positive review by recruiting more than the prescribed “3 additional” forms of recruitment.
If you consider spending the additional money on an advertisement in Wall Street Journal, or Monster.com, it will have a positive impression on the CO.
If your case is rejected, the Dept. Of Labor will issue a letter, explicitly requesting the employer place 3 days consecutive in a major paper, as well as an online ad, usually on Monster.com. So you might as well save the cost of the 3 consecutive days, and publish an online job search engine ad.