More Employers Filing PERM, 63 Percent Increase Compared to Previous Year

Monday, June 27th, 2011

According to a recent open forum meeting with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Office of Foreign Labor Certification is currently seeing a 63 percent increase in the number of PERM applications being filed as compared to the previous year.

There is a 30 percent increase in the number of audits; a 25 percent increase in the number of appeals, and a 40 percent increase in the number of cases under review.  They also report 800-1000 cases being subject to supervised recruitment with 70 percent of those cases being denied.

As of June 17, 2011, the DOL is working on April 2011 cases; however, audited cases are proceeding slowly with a current processing date of September 2010.  Cases pending appeal are currently at February 2008.

Leave a Comment