PERM Essentials: Conducting the Recruitment Campaign

PERM Essentials: Conducting the Recruitment Campaign

PERM Essentials: Conducting the Recruitment Campaign (CLE Recording)
Live Event Date: 03/02/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

After the prevailing wage is received, the next step is the required prefiling recruitment process. The employer tests the U.S. labor market to determine if there are any able, willing, available, and qualified U.S. workers for the position to be offered to the foreign national. The sponsoring employer must conduct the recruitment campaign in accordance with the regulations, and they must understand the timing requirements. During this seminar, our expert panelists will walk you through this essential part of the PERM process.

Featured Topics:

  • Considerations when listing minimum requirements for the position
  • Optimizing or determining appropriate recruitment venues
  • Best practices for advising employers regarding candidate evaluation
  • Final considerations before submitting ETA Form 9089

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Sonal J. Mehta Verma (DL), AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Rockville, MD

Sonal J. Mehta Verma is a Founding Member of Verma Cortes LLC, in Rockville, MD. Sonal concentrates her practice primarily on business immigration matters. She has been chosen to serve AILA on various local and national committees for over 20 years. Currently, she is a member of AILA’s Department of Labor Liaison Committee. Sonal received her JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law (1998).

Alexander Dgebuadze, AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Los Angeles, CA

Alexander Dgebuadze is a partner at Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP in Los Angeles, CA. He focuses on business immigration law, representing clients in academic, automotive, entertainment, healthcare, R&D and high-technology sectors. Mr. Dgebuadze has served on various AILA committees, writes, and presents extensively on advanced immigration law topics, and, most recently, has served as a contributing editor and author for AILA's Guide to PERM Labor Certification (2019 Ed.). Mr. Dgebuadze is currently a member of AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee and is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and U.S. News & World’s Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law.

Jill S. Bloom, Phoenix, AZ

Jill S. Bloom has devoted her career to immigration law, with a focus on business immigration and making strategic partnerships with clients of all sizes. Jill, a partner at Fragomen, represents clients in a wide array of industries. She advises clients on a wide range of family-based immigration issues and all aspects of business immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residency with a focus on PERM, expatriate assignments, strategic compliance and immigration support for corporate restructuring.

Tu Cam T. Castillo, Chicago, IL

Tu Castillo is a Partner with ImmiPartner. She has worked in both the law firm setting as well as serving as in-house immigration counsel. Ms. Castillo has served on multiple local and national AILA committees throughout the course of her nearly 20 year career. She received her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law (2003).

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