PERM - Labor Certification

DOL Publishes Notice On Changes To Labor Certification Process For H-2B Workers

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 42 (Friday, March 2, 2012)]
[Pages 12883-12884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-5159]



Employment and Training Administration

Wage and Hour Division

Nonimmigrant Visas: 

DOL Releases Permanent Labor Certification Program-Selected Statistics (updated 2/16/12)

PERM statistics from DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification for year-to-date FY2012, including total number of applications received, total number of applications processed, PERM processing priority dates, and breakdown of active PERM cases at the DOL.


OFLC Presents the Second in a Series of Permanent Labor Certification Program-Selected Statistics

This Fact Sheet presents statistics regarding Permanent Labor Certification program applications submitted during the first quarter of FY 2012. This Fact Sheet is now available on the iCERT Portal under the "PERM Processing Times" tab and will be routinely updated in the future.


OFLC Update to the Public on Issuance of Prevailing Wage Determinations

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification is providing this update to the public on issuing prevailing wage determinations.

PERM: Became current the week of October 23, 2011
H-1B: Became current the week of November 6, 2011
H-2B: Anticipated becoming current the week of November 27, 2011


DOL Posted PERM FAQ on on Job Requirements Considered Not Normal to the Occupation

The Department of Labor has posted a revised Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) regarding the Permanent (PERM) Program and listing job requirements not normal to the occupation on both the ETA Form 9141 Prevailing Wage Request and ETA Form 9089. This FAQ, which replaces the previous notice that had references to the State Workforce Agency (SWA), is available here and on the FAQs page of the OFLC Web site under the heading PERM Program and subheading Job Requirements/Duties.


DOL Announcement on the Use of Revised SOC Codes in the PERM Online System

The Department of Labor is working to incorporate new and/or revised Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes into the Permanent (PERM) Program online application system. Until the new codes are fully integrated, filers may experience situations where the new and/or revised, SOC codes are not available in the PERM online application system. Until such time as the new codes are incorporated, the Atlanta National Processing Center (ANPC) will accept the older SOC codes even though they may not match the code indicated on the Prevailing Wage Determination.



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