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Corra Group to be Closed for Memorial Day

Thu, May 26th, 2016 - 9:34 am - By Gordon Basichis

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For all those conducting background checks for employment screening, please note that Corra Group will be closed Monday, May 30th, for Memorial Day.

County and Federal Courts to be Closed for Memorial Day

Thu, May 26th, 2016 - 9:32 am - By Gordon Basichis

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For those who conduct employment screening, take note that all federal and county courts will be closed on Monday, May, 30th, for Memorial Day.

Ride Sharing Companies lead to an Upsurge in Background Checks

Wed, May 11th, 2016 - 10:57 am - By Gordon Basichis

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The growth of firms such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. has been a boon for the background checkers tasked to vet hundreds of thousands of amateur taxi drivers.

But those background scans are undergoing changes of their own as sharing-economy firms bring massive volumes and new pressure to run checks more quickly and frequently, prompting companies to update their offerings and introduce new products.

Background checks were at the heart of a battle that led ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft to halt operations in Austin, Texas, on Monday.

In a citywide referendum, Austin residents voted in support of local rules requiring fingerprint scans for drivers—regulations that Uber and Lyft spent millions to fight.


Form the Wall Street Journal.

Corra Group Undergoes a Change in Strategy for Its DOT Compliant Random Management Drug Testing Consortium

Mon, May 9th, 2016 - 11:07 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group has revised its strategy to better accommodate larger trucking and transportation companies and their Random Management Drug Testing Pools for Department of Transportation compliance mandates. The El Segundo, California based background checking service will now accept trucking companies with fifty drivers or more into Random Management Consortium.

“Corra Group previously accepted any trucking company to enter its Random Management Consortium,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “But going forward we will only be pursuing trucking and transportation companies who have fifty drivers or more. The higher volume allows us to better service the mid-sized companies while assuring a certain consistency in the management service. We can provide a complete trucking employment screening package.

“The smaller companies, we are finding, are often disorganized and unstable, going out of business with little or no warning,” said Gustavson. “For their minimal number of drivers, they are often disproportionately labor intensive when compared to the larger trucking firms.”

Gustavson pointed out that the energy surge of several years ago promoted an urgent need for truck drivers to work in the gas and oil fields in places like Wyoming, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. He noted that since the decline in energy demand, many of the trucking companies have been reduced in size or have gone out of business.

For the complete press release please click on this link

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