PERM stands for Program Electronic Review Management. Before filing a PERM Labor Certification electronically, the employer is required to place specific advertisements.
PERM Newspaper Recruitment is the process of submitting an ad placement in a newspaper of general circulation within the region the job is offered.
PERM Labor Certification places great emphasis on this step, and doing it wrong could result in Supervised Recruitment.
Normally you can simply find the correct newspaper for PERM recruitment by consulting the Congress.org DBQ Media Database. It will list several media outlets, and when used alongside the wikipedia list for top 100 newspapers, your PERM recruitment should be a snap.
The PERM recruitment phase is described as follows:
(i) Mandatory steps. Two of the steps, a job order and two print advertisements, are mandatory for all applications involving professional occupations, except applications for college or university teachers selected in a competitive selection and recruitment process as provided in §656.18. The mandatory recruitment steps must be conducted at least 30 days, but no more than 180 days, before the filing of the application.
(A) Job order. Placement of a job order with the SWA serving the area of intended employment for a period of 30 days. The start and end dates of the job order entered on the application shall serve as documentation of this step.
(B) Advertisements in newspaper or professional journals. ( 1 ) Placing an advertisement on two different Sundays in the newspaper of general circulation in the area of intended employment most appropriate to the occupation and the workers likely to apply for the job opportunity and most likely to bring responses from able, willing, qualified, and available U.S. workers.
( 2 ) If the job opportunity is located in a rural area of intended employment that does not have a newspaper with a Sunday edition, the employer may use the edition with the widest circulation in the area of intended employment.
( 3 ) The advertisements must satisfy the requirements of paragraph (f) of this section. Documentation of this step can be satisfied by furnishing copies of the newspaper pages in which the advertisements appeared or proof of publication furnished by the newspaper.
( 4 ) If the job involved in the application requires experience and an advanced degree, and a professional journal normally would be used to advertise the job opportunity, the employer may, in lieu of one of the Sunday advertisements, place an advertisement in the professional journal most likely to bring responses from able, willing, qualified, and available U.S. workers. Documentation of this step can be satisfied by providing a copy of the page in which the advertisement appeared.
On the West coast, it’s pretty easy to find the right paper for PERM recruitment, the geographic layout of each region is easy to research.
But on the East coast, several factors come into play. Various states in the Northeast have very close borders from one another, -so you have to be careful when conduction your PERM newspaper recruitment.
If you need PERM recruitment of any kind, just fill out our PERM Ad Quote Request Form below.