TROY, MI--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2013) - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office recently recognized Kelly Services for fully complying with ICE's employment compliance program -- IMAGE -- or "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers." Kelly Services, a leader in providing workforce solutions, is the first global staffing firm to become IMAGE certified by ICE.
"IMAGE membership is an added value for companies that participate in the program," said James Dinkins, executive associate director, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). "The certification process adds a level of distinction to companies like Kelly Services demonstrating their commitment to not only providing talented employees, but also protecting our nation's lawful workforce. This is not just about smart business; it's about doing what is right."
ICE initiated the IMAGE program in 2006 and Kelly partnered with them in 2011. ICE provides its partners, such as Kelly Services, with the education and training on proper hiring procedures including use of employment screening tools. In addition, IMAGE certified employers undergo an audit of their I-9 forms to ensure current employees are eligible to work in the United States. Employers that are certified with ICE through the IMAGE program pledge to maintain a secure and stable workforce and curtail the employment of unauthorized workers through outreach and education.
In the United States, Kelly employs nearly 358,000 employees annually. On any given day, approximately 100,000 individuals work for Kelly Services across the country in addition to the nearly 4,000 full-time U.S. employees.
"Throughout the long history of our company, Kelly has continuously adhered to the best employment practices to achieve the highest level of integrity in our workforce," said George Corona, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Services. "We are honored to be recognized as a certified member of IMAGE."
U.S. Immigration and customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov.
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