Guidelines for placing a PERM legal ad:
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The Employer / Petitioner is usually responsible for placing the PERM legal ad. The employer must often work with their Attorney in developing the job description for the recruitment job ad. Normally the description must include educational requirements and relevant skills that the lawyer will be able to hone exactly as needed to have the best chance at passing Dept. Of Labor scrutiny.
The job requirements, listed by the petitioning employer in the Labor Certification Application (LCA), must reflect the employer’s minimum professional requirements for the job. Those job requirements described on a Labor Certification application are reviewed and evaluated in-depth by the Department of Labor’s Certifying Officer in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations CFR Part 656 that prescribes the rules for specifying the appropriate requirements for a job opportunity. In the end, the employer must provide proof that they have not retained workers with inferior training or experience for jobs substantially comparable to those relevant to the job opportunity.
Placing the actual PERM Legal Ad:
The top 100 Newspapers in the US are listed here in this link; Wikipedia Top 100 Newspapers By Circulation
They cover most of the US markets but this list isn’t indicative of what DOL will approve as the “Newspaper of General Circulation” in the area. But it’s close.
The procedure for placing as ad in the newspaper is as follows:
1. You can do this, or have PERM-Ads.com do it for a discount using their “Agency” status: Contact the paper’s Advertising Dept., and ask for the Employment or Recruitment advertising representative or salesperson. There will usually be a designated staff member, and you can get their email address and direct number. Contact them, and tell them you would like to place a PRINT only ad, for 2 (two) consecutive Sundays. Also state that you wish to receive “hard copy tearsheets” and “electronic tearsheets”.
2. The newspaper ad representative will request a job ad text and that the proper contact information be in the ad, e.g. a way to respond to apply for the job. Usually that’s the full Company legal name, address, and company contact who will receive all incoming resumes. This person and contact info must match your 9089 filing.
3. Then the representative will create a “proof” for you to review that is basically just an attachment sent by email that closely represents what the ad will look like when published. Check it. Are all the educational and job duty requirements listed properly? If so, you approve the ad, and pay them over the phone by credit card. They will then “Confirm” the ad and you are set. 2 weeks later they will send you the tear sheets by mail. The electronic ones will usually arrive the Monday after each posted Sunday.
4. Once you have the tear sheets, send them to your attorney. That’s it as far as the process.