ORLANDO, Fla.—CHEP, a provider of pallet and container pooling services, has joined the voluntary ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) partnership program.
IMAGE members sign a formal agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stating their intent to follow best hiring practices, educate staff about standards and use federal screening tools to ensure employees are lawfully authorized to work.
CHEP joins 26 companies from a wide range of industries, including transportation, technology and manufacturing. The company says it will work with ICE officials to assess its business practices and improve, where necessary, its hiring processes, handling of I-9 forms and maintenance of employment records.
IMAGE membership begins with a self-assessment of hiring practices to uncover vulnerabilities that can be exploited by illegal aliens. Technical tools that screen job applicants and social security numbers, such as E-Verify, are integrated with best practices to ensure that employees are legally eligible to work.
Check out the October issue of Material Handling Management for more details about this critical employment issue.