The Employment Permits Section of my Department inform me that an application for a General Employment Permit for the person concerned was received on 15th August 2019. On 5 November 2019, this application was refused as the position on offer, a Metal Working Machine Operative, is on the List of Ineligible Categories of Employment for Employment Permits,
- the employer failed to fulfil the Labour Market Needs Test (LMNT), as prior to submitting the application for an Employment Permit the employer did not advertise the vacancy in the required manner;
- the remuneration on offer is less than the minimum annual remuneration required for this employment permit type, that of €30,000 for a standard 39 hour week; and
- the application did not include required documentation, including a copy of the signed Contract of Employment.
As well as being informed of this decision in writing, which set out all reasons for the refusal, parties were also notified that they had 28-days to request a review of the decision to refuse this application and my officials inform me that on 8 November 2019, the prospective employer requested a review of the decision. As the Employment Permits Section is currently processing reviews requested on 23 October 2019, this review should be considered in 2-3 weeks.