SWA Job Postings are FREE.
We charge a fee to the Attorney for our service of gathering and processing evidential information before, during and after the posting, such as taking screen shots, printing physical copies, capturing, storing and viewing the posting’s web pages on-line. Our fee also covers processing authorization forms, coordination with the Attorney, postal costs, staff labor, proofreading as well as the costs of the electronic equipment and it’s maintenance.
In return the Attorney will get an electronic and print copy of a document titled “SWA 30 Day Job Posting – Evidential Printout”. This document will contain specific information regarding the posting as well as dated web browser screen captures of the posting at the start and finish dates. This document is often submitted during the PERM Labor Certification process to fulfill legal requirements.
Below you’ll see the section 17 of the Code Of Federal Regulations CFR 656, stating the requirement to file a SWA Job Order.
This page simply acts as a guide for how to navigate to the State’s site. In this case it’s the California State Workforce Authority.
Dept Of Labor & Code Of Federal PERM Regulations:
(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 §. 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. 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.
Specific info for the California State Workforce Authority (SWA):
In the State of California, the State Workforce Authority (SWA) is known as Michigan, and can be found here at this link: California
It also has a specific link for the Employers section of the site, relevant to your intent to file a SWA JOb Order, here: California
If you don’t already have an account on this site, and you are an employer within the State Of California, you will need to register here: creating a California JobLink employer account
The image of the page looks like this: