UNDERSTANDING JOB ORDER TIMEFRAMES
From: USADNEWS Volume XI, Issue 10
An employer filing a labor certification application is required to post a job order with the local State Workforce Agency. The job order must be open and fully viewable to all job seekers for a period of 30 days. This means that the job order must not be on a veteran’s hold or pending approval from the Workforce. The 30-day period must end at least 30 days prior to filing. This is commonly referred to as the “quiet period.” However, an employer may keep the job order running longer than the required 30-day period. According to the Department of Labor (DOL) FAQs from March 2005, as long as 30 days of the posting have occurred prior to the date of filing, an extended close date does not affect the timeframe.
As a standard, USADWEB will post your job orders for 35 days to account for any initial veteran’s hold. Posting periods can always be adjusted according to your request.