Volume VII, Issue 4 June 2013

In This Issue
1. USADWEB Attends 2013 AILA Annual Conference
2. Campus Placements Can Be Used for Jobs Requiring Experience
3. United States Unemployment Rate May 2013
4. PERM Processing Times as of June 4, 2013

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1. USADWEB Attends 2013 AILA Annual Conference

USADWEB looks forward to greeting current and prospective clients at the 2013 AILA Annual Conference in San Francisco from June 26th to 29th. Stop by Booth 311 to enter our raffle to win the latest Apple iPad with Retina Display!

PLUS: Refer a friend to sign up for our NewsBlast, and you'll receive a double entry in the raffle. So hop on a cable car and meet us at Union Square!

2. Campus Placements Can Be Used for Jobs Requiring Experience

Occasionally USADWEB is asked if a campus placement can be used for jobs requiring experience. The original preamble to the regulations at 20 CFR § 656.17(e)(1)(ii)(D), which permit the use of campus placement offices as an additional recruitment step, assumed that this option would only be used for positions requiring a degree but no experience.

In the Round 10 FAQs however, the Department of Labor (DOL) addressed this issue and determined that both experienced alumni as well as recent graduates make use of the career centers and placement offices of many colleges and universities.  It has also been the experience of
USADWEB that when posting a position, most campus offices ask whether the employer is seeking experienced alumni for the position.  In the Round 10 FAQs the DOL therefore revised its position to allow the use of a campus posting for positions requiring experience.

3. United States Unemployment Rate May 2013

The unemployment rates around the country can greatly impact a company's decision to sponsor an application for labor certification. When unemployment rates are high, companies may elect not to proceed with the certification process. Rates can vary by state and industry. There are several states with jobless rates that are well below the national average. Employers in these states may be more available to sponsor employees. USADWEB is providing information on the current unemployment rates as a convenient tool to assist you as you prepare your cases. The unemployment rate rose slightly from 7.5% in April to 7.6% in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4. PERM Processing Times as of June 4, 2013

PERM processing times are important to you and your clients. Therefore, each month USADWEB is pleased to be able to update you on the current processing times for reviews, audits, and appeals as reported on www.icert.doleta.gov:

PERM Processing Times
Processing Queue Priority Dates
Month Year
Analyst Reviews January 11 2013
Audits July 31 2012
Reconsideration Requests to the CO June 3 2013
Gov't Error Reconsiderations Current

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is working diligently to reduce the Permanent Labor Certification Program's pending caseload. The dates on the above table reflect the month and year in which applications are now being adjudicated at the Atlanta National Processing Center. If you need assistance with an application that was filed more than 3 months prior to the month posted, you can contact the OFLC Helpdesk at plc.atlanta@dol.gov.

Clients' Comments Corner

USADWEB provides valuable, reliable, and prompt service for our cases. All ads are properly checked and placed, and tearsheets sent to the attorney for use during an audit if necessary. We couldn't do a labor certification without USADWEB.

(Boston, MA)


USADWEB, LLC. is an innovative advertising agency that understands the immigration needs of companies placing recruitment advertising for labor certification cases in PERM, supervised recruitment, and H2B processes. For more than half a decade, we have helped law offices and companies all over the United States meet the Department of Labor's recruiting requirements. Take advantage of our expertise and relationships with publications throughout the country. Our knowledgeable staff has experience placing all forms of recruitment: newspapers, periodicals, journals, internet job search postings, campus recruitment, radio ads, and more. Contact a representative for more information on placing your ads today!

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