Generally, an EB-5 investment must result in the creation of full-time employment for 10 US Citizens or Permanent Residents. If your investment is in an existing business (usually a “troubled business” as defined by USCIS), you must preserve at least 10 full time jobs.
Of course, determining if the business qualifies as a troubled business and the calculation of jobs that need to be created or preserved is best done with the assistance and representation of a qualified EB-5 attorney.
If you are investing in an existing troubled business then existing jobs may be maintained to meet the job creation requirements. However ,if you are investing in an existing business then you will have to show how new additional jobs are created.