Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by a stronger than expected 280,000 jobs in May while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons rose slightly to 5.5 percent and 8.7 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2015’ released by …Continue reading "May Jobs Report Stronger than Expected with 280,000 Jobs Added"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The University of Iowa will join the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University and include a questionnaire for criminal background checks on all student applications as soon as the 2016 school year, according to a KIMT News 3 report.Continue reading "University of Iowa Adds Background Checks for Students"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Private sector employment in the United States increased by 201,000 jobs from April to May led by growth in small businesses, according to the May 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete ADP employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/May/NER/NER-May-2015.aspx.Continue reading "May ADP Employment Report Shows 201,000 Jobs Added"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is offering free E-Verify webinars for employers in June 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the full schedule, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar.Continue reading "USCIS Releases Free E-Verify Webinar Schedule for June 2015"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an Audio Conference with The Industry Calendar titled ‘How To Avoid Fake Employment And Education Claims’ on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For …Continue reading "Background Check Expert Shows How to Avoid Fake Employment and Education Claims"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2015 National Safe Environment Coordinators and Victim Assistance Coordinators (NSECVAC) Leadership Conference will be held from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter in Covington, Kentucky. More information about the 2015 NSECVAC Conference – which will feature the theme …Continue reading "2015 NSECVAC Conference to be Held May 31 to June 3"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The chief executive of a software company in Pakistan accused of running a global diploma mill that made millions selling worthless education degrees was arrested after Pakistani investigators discovered a storage room with blank fake diplomas, according to a report in The New York Times.Continue reading "Owner of Alleged Global Diploma Mill Arrested"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn More than 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to “Ban the Box” on job applications and adopt a federal fair chance hiring policy at the federal level, according to a press release on the …Continue reading "Congress Urges President Obama to Ban the Box"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Ride sharing technology provider Uber has returned services to Kansas after Governor Sam Brownback signed a new law – Kansas Senate Bill 101 (SB 101) – that will allow Uber to continue to perform background checks on its own drivers instead of with screenings done by …Continue reading "Uber Back in Kansas after Background Check Bill Signed"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California Courts and judicial branch offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. For a schedule of court holidays schedule of when the California courts will be closed, visit http://www.courts.ca.gov/holidays.htm.Continue reading "California Courts Closed on Memorial Day"