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"The FY2012 statistics are out for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration and the findings are enlightening. The DOL received approximately 67,400 PERM applications between October 1, 2011 and September 16, 2012. Nearly half (approximately 45%) of cases are audited for review, 4% are sent to supervised recruitment, and approximately 12% are ultimately denied. Although the denial rates are not surprising, the audit rates are staggering. The good news is that DOL is currently processing cases relatively quickly, about 60 days for non-audited applications, and an additional four months for audited applications. Due to the likelihood of an audit, practitioners must prepare each PERM application in anticipation of an audit." - Lisa Yu, Oct. 9, 2012.
- Lisa Yu, Esq.