When no U.S. worker will do, or you've got an immigrant working for you on a temporary visa that you'd like to be able to hire permanently, it's time to enter the waters of green card sponsorship. Learn about this lengthy, multi-step process here.
Your first task as an employer in preparing a labor certification application (sometimes referred to as an application for permanent alien employment certification) is to identify the “minimum job requirements.”
In implementing the process by which employers may seek labor certification in order to hire a foreign worker, known as PERM, the Department of Labor (DOL) wanted to ensure each employer's participation. The concern was that employers be aware of and take responsibility for the accuracy of the information
One of the final stages in the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) process that you as an employer must complete before sponsoring a person for permanent residency in the U.S. is interviewing other potentially qualified candidates for that person’s job. (As you probably know, the law requires
Foreign workers may obtain green cards to come to the United States only if their potential U.S. employer proves that no American worker is qualified, willing, and available to take the job. The process of proving this to the U.S. government is called "labor certification." (The requirements are much less for foreign workers seeking to enter the U.S. on temporary work visas, such as H-1s, not covered here.) Following are the procedures for obtaining a labor certification.