Highlights of Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 PERM Certifications

Over 90,039 Labor certification applications were received between October 01, 2007 and September 01, 2008. Of those, 49,205 have been certified. Many are either still in the review process, undergoing an audit, on appeal, or have been denied.

The top 5 states of intended employment for these permanent labor certifications were California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Florida.

Alien beneficiaries representing 179 different countries were certified for permanent employment in the U.S. These alien beneficiaries were from India, Mexico, China, South Korea, Philippines, Canada, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Ecuador.

The top job titles for those certified included Computer Software Engineers, Computer System Analysts, Computer and Information System Managers, Restaurant Cooks, Electronics Engineers, Market Research Analyst, Computer Programmers, Financial Analysts, Mechanical Engineers, Chefs and Head Cooks, and Electrical Engineers.

Although a new PERM Form 9089 has been created, implementation of the new form is delayed until Spring 2009. Until then, the existing Form 9089 will be accepted for Labor Certification.