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Focus: Current Trends in Recruitment Requirements, Non-traditional workers, and Layoffs and Applicant Review
The second session of the seminar series, "PERM For Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, May 15th. The Discussion Leader will be James Pack, and other speakers for this series include Michael Boshniak, Barbara Brandes, Kelly Cobb, Jason Gerrol, and Sherry Neal. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Required language in newspaper ads vs. other postings - starting recruitment prior to receipt of a wage determination
  • Standards for employee referral programs
  • Acceptable newspapers and other recruitment
  • Non-traditional workers: what constitutes "travel"? how to recruit for multiple work-sites, roving employees, telecommuters, etc.
  • Layoff-related definitions: what constitutes a "related occupation"? who must be "notified"? what actions will satisfy the "consideration" rule?
  • In the case of a layoff, how quickly can the company start new recruitment? How quickly should the company start new recruitment?
  • Which applicants should be interviewed? What constitutes a "lawful, job related reason" for disqualification?

The registration deadline for this session is May 13th at 11:59 pm. Miss the first session? Don't worry - we'll send you a recording of it! For additional information including detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and to register, please see:
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Highly regarded New York immigration law firm seeks a well-rounded immigration attorney who will enjoy working in a broad range of immigration practice areas including H-1B, L-1, and PERM, consular processing, adjustment of status, naturalization, waivers, family petitions, and appeals. This attorney must be detail oriented, capable of managing a large caseload, possess excellent writing skills and have a voracious appetite for research and scholarship. Must also be admitted to the NY bar and possess at least 3+ years of a broad range of experience in immigration law. Please email your resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, seeks a full-time Associate Director of the Immigrant Children Legal Program (AD/ICLP). The AD/ICLP acts as USCRI's senior point of contact for its pro bono network representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (UAC) in immigration proceedings, and acts as a senior contact and subject matter expert, raising awareness of these vulnerable individuals at the national and grass roots levels. The Associate Director will also lead efforts to build USCRI's presence and programs related to UACs in Central America, Mexico and other regions.Responsibilities include managing ICLP staff and international UAC programs, senior-level relationship management with funders, Congress, the Administration, NGOs and legal community. The AD/ICLP will identify new program opportunities, develop program models, assist in identifying potential funding sources and implement new programs. A J.D. with admission to any bar and substantial experience representing immigrants or immigrant children in immigration law matters and/or experience in policy development and advocacy regarding immigrant children required. A minimum of five years' experience managing federal grants and fluency in written and spoken Spanish required. For the full job announcement, please visit here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Immigration Law Firm is seeking a Business Immigration Attorney. Position will handle full range of immigrant and nonimmigrant employment based matters. Attorney will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, B-1/2, etc. Attorney will also research and draft complex Request for Evidence responses and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider to USCIS/DOL; in addition, attorney will update and maintain case files via LawLogix. Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and will manage own caseload. Please send resumes to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston and DC - Senior Paralegal Positions. Seyfarth Shaw has immediate openings for Senior Paralegals in our Immigration departments in both the Boston and DC offices. These position will participate in all aspects of the firm s national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Required Skills & Abilities: Must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to work independently, when necessary, in addition to being a team player. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources). Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor s degree and a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online to our job posting at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boaca Raton, FL - Local law firm is seeking an experienced and qualified attorney. Ideal candidate will be knowledgeable, personable, and will have a broad range of practice areas, including business related visas, L-1, E-2, EB-5, and H-1 visas, appeals, waivers, and family petitions. Must be detail oriented and have good communication and organization skills. To start ASAP. Only local candidates need apply. Please email your resume with your phone number to

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Irvine, CA - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, a national immigration law firm, is accepting applications from recent college graduates interested in a Legal Assistant position. We are the largest immigration firm in the United States -- and the world -- and our clients include many of the globe's largest and most dynamic employers of foreign talent. Our employees work as part of a team, under the direction of an attorney, representing employers in sponsoring foreign workers for immigration benefits. Duties include drafting government forms, writing detailed persuasive letters, maintaining files, reviewing documents, identifying issues, and communicating with clients. The ideal candidates will be curious and intelligent and have good common sense and organizational skills. The ability to analyze issues, and write persuasive letters combining arguments and facts, is especially important. We also value dedication, hard work, and the desire to succeed by supporting others. Bachelor's degree and writing sample required. Mandarin fluency, both written and spoken, required. Additionally Cantonese fluency, both written and spoken, strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please email your resume to: and reference job #IR050114LEGASST. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark - International law firm seeks candidate with 2+ yrs of broad nonimmigrant business immigration experience. This position calls for significant PERM experience and excellent writing skills. BA degree. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Please send resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, the firm is seeking a Sr. Immigration Paralegal for their New York City, NY office. Fragomen offers a competitive compensation & benefit package. The Sr. Immigration Paralegal will perform challenging, substantive legal work and will work with a smart, motivated and diverse peer group. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 6+ years working experience as a Corporate Immigration Paralegal. The candidate will possess a strong knowledge of visa procedural requirements; have experience drafting RFEs'; PERM Audit responses and filing immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including Outstanding Researcher and PERM applications. Please submit your resume here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. Will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Please no calls.

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