To commemorate reaching a significant milestone of 500,000 employers enrolled in the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system at the end of 2013, the E-Verify website has unveiled a brand new look with more simple language and easy-to-follow graphics. To see the new look E-Verify website, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify. To read a press release, visit http://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/half-million-companies-now-participate-e-verify-0.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reports E-Verify participation has increased 400 percent in the past decade and is now used nationwide at more than 1.5 million hiring sites with more than 1,400 new employers joining each week. 98.8 percent of work-authorized employees are automatically confirmed instantly or within 24 hours, requiring no further employee or employer action. To review E-Verify’s advances, visit the new interactive History and Milestones page available at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/about-program/history-and-milestones.
According to the ‘What is E-Verify?’ page on the USCIS website, E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. To learn more, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/what-e-verify.
A Designated E-Verify Employer Agent such as Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – can help employers with E-Verify and Form I-9 compliance. To learn more, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/Services/Identity-Credit/I-9-E-Verify/, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].
About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):
Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in the San Francisco, CA-area in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit http://www.esrcheck.com, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].