As you may or may not know, one of the topics sparking the 2016 Presidential Debate is Immigration Reform. You may hear a buzz within media outlets on the the different candidate’s position on E-Verify, a system created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

What is E-Verify?

E-Verify is a government database which employers may use to immediately access a potential new hire’s legal eligibility to work in the United States. E-Verify was designed in 1996 to give businesses a quick and simple way to discover whether information that job applicants and employees record on their I-9 forms is consistent with Social Security Administration records.

Currently, more than 1.4 million employment websites use E-Verify, and about 1,400 companies join each week. Nineteen states have implemented legislation to require all employers to use the service. All potential federal employees and federal contractors are mandated to be checked through the E-Verification process. According to a recent Gallup poll, 85% of Americans support the requirement of E-Verify for businesses to use E-Verify.

ESS Has Been Using E-Verify Since 2011

As an official E-Verify Employer Agent, Employment Screening Services has a team that has all completed the mandatory governmental training to use E-Verify. We supply our clients verification of employment through the use of E- Verify, and all of our staff have passed the E-Verify examination at the end of training.

Employment Screening Services prides itself on the value of integrity, and that is why we have been using E-Verify for confirmation of work eligibility for almost five years.