The process generally involves the following steps:
The employer conducts a labor market test, including recruitment efforts to advertise the job position to U.S. workers.
If no qualified U.S. workers are found, the employer files a PERM labor certification application with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
DOL reviews the application to ensure compliance with regulations.
If the application is approved, the employer can proceed with the next steps in the green card process, including filing an immigrant petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).