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Advertising and Recruitment

Evidence of advertising and recruitment are only necessary for categories that require a Labor Certification. The position must be advertised publicly with the Ga DOL, the GCSUJobs website, in print and on campus no less than 30 days and no more than 180 days prior to filing for Labor Certification.

Positions requiring Labor Certification must first undergo a recruiting effort designed to validate that there are no U.S. workers willing, able and qualified available to take the position at the prevailing wage for this area, and that the wages and working conditions are consistent with similar positions occupied by US workers.

If the application is for a professional occupation, the employer must conduct the recruitment steps within 6 months of filing the application for alien employment certification. The employer must maintain documentation of the recruitment and be prepared to submit this documentation in the event of an audit or in response to a request from the Certifying Officer prior to rendering a final determination.

College and university professors hired under a documented competitive recruitment process are exempted from the Basic Recruitment process but are still required to provide a Recruitment Report which full documents the recruiting process.

If the Department of Labor is not satisfied with the Labor Certification, they can (and have) directly supervised recruiting efforts on campus.

Advertising for Non-Teaching Positions (pdf)

Labor Certification Recruitment Documentation

Teaching Positions (pdf)

Non-Teaching Positions (pdf)

PERM Department of Labor Advertisement Guidelines (pdf)

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