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PERM Labor Certification

📢 Understanding PERM Labor Certification and its Benefits 📢

PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) labor certification is an essential step for employers seeking to hire foreign workers on a permanent basis in the United States. The PERM process is overseen by the Department of Labor (DOL) and is a crucial aspect of the employment-based immigration system.


📋 Process for Applying for Labor Certification:


Job Requirements: The employer must conduct a thorough recruitment process to demonstrate that there are no qualified U.S. workers available for the position.


Prevailing Wage: The employer must obtain a prevailing wage determination from the DOL, ensuring that the offered wage aligns with the local labor market.


Recruitment Period: The employer is required to advertise the job opportunity through specific channels to attract potential U.S. workers.


ETA Form 9089: After completing the recruitment process, the employer files the ETA Form 9089 with the DOL, outlining the recruitment efforts and confirming the lack of qualified U.S. applicants.


DOL Review: The DOL reviews the application, and if everything is in order, they issue a labor certification, indicating that the employer has met all the necessary requirements.


Benefits of PERM Labor Certification:


Priority Date: The approved PERM labor certification establishes the foreign worker's priority date, which is essential for advancing through the subsequent steps of the employment-based immigration process.


Green Card Eligibility: With an approved PERM, the foreign worker becomes eligible to apply for a green card in the EB-2 or EB-3 category, depending on the job requirements.


Predictability: The PERM process provides a more predictable and structured pathway for employers to hire foreign workers on a permanent basis.


Stability for Employees: Foreign workers benefit from the security of permanent employment, allowing them to pursue long-term opportunities in the U.S.


🏢 How QBM Legal Can Assist with the PERM Process:


At QBM Legal, our expert immigration attorneys possess extensive experience in guiding employers and foreign workers through the complexities of the PERM labor certification process. Our services include:


Comprehensive Assessment: We evaluate your eligibility for PERM and strategize the best approach for a successful application.


Document Preparation: Our team assists in gathering and preparing all necessary documents required for the ETA Form 9089 filing.


Compliance Guidance: We ensure strict compliance with DOL regulations and advertising requirements to avoid potential delays or denials.


Timely Updates: Throughout the process, we keep you informed about the status of your application and any further steps needed.


📞 Contact us at QBM Legal today, and let our experienced team of immigration professionals help you navigate the PERM process with confidence and efficiency. Your success is our priority! 🌟

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