A Permanent Labor Certification allows an employer to hire foreign nationals to work in a permanent basis in the United States. For more information about the requirements of this visa category go to the US DOL Permanent Labor Certification web site.
The Local Job Order
The employer is required to place a local job order with the State Workforce Agency (SWA) serving the area of intended employment. As long as the employer is working through the Department of Career Services electronic job posting system (JobQuest) the job order placed with DCS would be sufficient to meet DOL’s requirements.
To file the local job order associated to the Permanent labor certification request, visit the DCS JobQuest portal.
Employers filing permanent applications must submit their applications electronically through the U.S. DOL, iCERT System
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that hiring a foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of corresponding U.S. workers. Follow this link to the U.S. DOL, Prevailing Wage Information page.