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Knowledgeable Immigration Attorney Helping San Antonio Employers Obtain PERM Labor Certifications

U.S. employers having trouble filling positions with workers who are qualified and available to perform the type of work required may be able to fill that need through foreign workers, but the uncertainty of an immigrant worker’s status often makes it difficult to fill a long-term position. One solution to this challenge is a PERM labor certification, and The Lozano Law Firm helps employers in San Antonio, Eagle Pass, San Angelo and Laredo navigate the complicated, dual-track process to obtaining a PERM that enables them to hire the right workers for the job.

PERM Labor Certifications can help an employer staff difficult-to-fill positions

With a permanent labor certification through Program Electronic Review Management, or PERM, an employer is allowed to hire a foreign worker on a permanent basis, and the worker is granted lawful permanent residence through employment on an EB-2 or EB-3 visa. Obtaining a PERM, however, is a complicated process with multiple steps. In addition to getting approval through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the employer must also have the support of the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL ETA). Petitions and applications must be detailed and persuasive, demonstrating that although the employer has tried recruiting American workers for the job, the employer has not been able to fill the position with willing, able and qualified workers. Once approval has been obtained from DOL ETA, the employer must still successfully complete an I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker with USCIS.

Meet Your Employment Needs with Expert Assistance from a Certified Immigration Lawyer

At the Lozano Law Firm, we assist the employer with every step of the permanent labor certification process. We prepare, review and file all necessary documentation and maintain communication with officials at USCIS and DOL ETA as necessary to ensure successful completion of your PERM application. We walk you through the necessary steps of obtaining a prevailing wage determination from the Texas Workforce Commission and making sure you complete all the required steps for recruiting for the position. For advice and assistance regarding meeting your labor and employment needs through a PERM labor certification, contact The Lozano Law Firm, PLLC in San Antonio.

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