As indicated in our firm's Immigration Update dated August 29, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has now indicated that it will permit employers to use an electronic or web-based national professional journal instead of a print journal in the PERM special optional recruitment procedure. Last month, the DOL released restrictive guidance on when it will accept electronic or web-based national processional journals instead of a print journal. Subsequent to this release, the DOL has revised its guidance and has made the requirements less restrictive. Under the previous guidance, the DOL required employers to evidence during an audit that the electronic or web-based national professional journal was available to be viewed by the public without charge. In its revised guidance, the DOL deleted this requirement. However, employers will still have to evidence that the job opportunity was posted on the journal's website for at least 30 calendar days.