How long the PERM application will depends on whether the application is audited by the government. It could take a few months, or up to 2 years. Not a bad idea to COS to H-1B. H-1Bs can be extended over and over if you do not get a green card right away. L-1Bs can not.
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H1B is a good visa that allows long-term employment with a PERM filed. But few months to get approved?-- unlikely, depends on category and priority date. Talk to the company's lawyer.
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