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Archive for June 2011

Incident reinforces need for trucker background checks

background checks and drug screening should play in the trucking industry. John Davis Trucking Co. is under scrutiny for a crash with an Amtrak train that left at least six dead. Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham told the AP that five passengers who were on the train’s manifest of more than 200 people remained unaccounted for…

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NC residents having criminal records expunged

erased more than in any other state – likely due to the difficult job market. Employers are receiving such a high frequency of applications for vacant positions that any blemish in your background provides them with good reason to turn you down. “When jobs are scarce and firms are flooded with applications, they are looking…

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Background check grant awarded to Kentucky

background checks on those who care for the disabled and the elderly. At Carmel Home in Owensboro residents get continuous care and administrators say they’re picky when it comes to hiring. “With new employees we are mandated to do a background check. We do one on the local level and also on the state level,”…

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FTC says yes to Facebook background checks

U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given legal permission to a company to archive 7 years of Facebook posts as part of their background checking service. While this obviously holds significance for this specific business, the larger issue spreads across the pre-employment background screening industry as a whole. Where should the line be drawn between personal…

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Summer camp background checks

trustworthy? Parents need to be sure that the people they are entrusting their children with are responsible and honest, and background checks are the best way to do this. Depending on the state you are in, background checks may be a prerequisite for any individual applying to work on summer camps. One way to be…

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Florida repeals background checks for maritime workers

background checks for maritime workers, unannounced port inspections and the deployment of law enforcement officers. “We have lessened the security in Florida ports,” said Bill Janes, a former director of one of the state agencies that oversaw port security, the governor’s Office of Drug Control. “I think the state is taking a huge step backwards.”…

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Background checks for bus drivers

background checks for the criminal records of bus drivers on Thursday, shortly after another tour bus accident claimed the lives of four passengers. “Bus drivers literally hold their passengers´ lives and safety in their hands. Those passengers should be able to trust that the driver is qualified to handle that responsibility,” Senate bill sponsor Charles…

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Employment credit check debate continues

credit checks in employment have been raging between authorities across the country for months now. It’s difficult enough finding a job in today’s economy. When pre-employment background checks add bad credit to the mix, it’s nearly impossible for many qualified candidates. An economic repression has left millions in financial trouble, but many argue that this…

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