A recent PERM (labor certification), case bucked the trend from the typically unforgiving BALCA (Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals) review board. In the Matter of Target Point Media, LLC a labor certification case was initially denied certification because some of the advertisements stated that the position available was a “Business Development VP” instead of a “Business Development Specialist”.
I applaud BALCA for using their heads and realizing that the difference in the job title did not mean that the job was not open to U.S. workers. If someone was interested in the position they would almost surely apply regardless of whether the word specialist or VP was used. As a result the CO’s decision was reversed and the labor certification was approved.