If you are hiring individuals who need a work visa or green card, you need to ensure that you understand the PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) process.
The required procedure for job ads is in place to ensure that companies looking to hire immigrants are acting in a fair way with regards to hiring practices.
The employer who is setting up a job to be open to this type of employee should be prepared to take some very specific steps. If you are an employer, here are some important points you need to understand.
Your recruitment process must follow a certain method which involves showing that you have made an effort to hire US workers. This may include special advertising and interviewing steps. It is a good idea to have an attorney on hand as you go through this process, as well as a company who specializes in this type of job ads.
The employer sponsoring the PERM position must be clear about experience and qualifications in accordance with the DOL’s “minimum requirements” rule in the sense that the job can be performed competently.
When you first post the job, you need to understand the duties of the position in relation to the outlined requirements. You need to develop the job description according to certain regulations, and know that the job qualifications fit certain requirements as well.
You may organize the job into either professional or non-professional categories as you are looking for candidates. Professional candidates require higher level education such as a Bachelor’s degree.
What to Put in a Job Ad
The job details for this type of position need to be very specifically listed in the job ad from the start. You do not have to advertise wage, but you should know that if you do it must be on par with the “prevailing wage determination.”
You will want to have a bit of market research on the labor market to help you frame your ad. If you need help with this, a company that specializes in job ad creation can assist.
With some exceptions depending on industry, employers that are using this process have to show that the have undertaken regular recruitment activities during a certain time frame, which is between six months and a month of filing the application. They need to have enough time to do a thorough search for qualified US applicants.
PERM advertising is very specific and must follow a certain set of procedures. If you have a question about this, it is recommended that you consult a qualified local company in the Bay Area.