Local agencies offering informational session on E-Verify April 20
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The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development in conjunction with the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce will be offering an informational session regarding E-Verify on Wednesday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Anheuser-Busch Room of the Chamber.

E-Verify is a free, Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the citizenship status of potential employees. It is reportedly the best way employers can ensure they are compliant with U.S. and state laws regarding the hiring of legal workers, and ensures that businesses are eligible for contract work with government entities.

"This seminar has been suggested to help communicate E-Verify as a tool for Bartow companies to do business with local governments. Our own experiences with E-Verify have brought this to light," said Melinda Lemmon, executive director of the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development. "We'd also like for Bartow businesses to be ahead of others when, if more stringent hiring laws are passed in Georgia."

Speakers include: Debbie Underkoffler, owner of North Georgia Staffing, will discuss her daily experience with E-Verify in the staffing industry; Bobbie Smith, special agent and IMAGE coordinator with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations Division, will discuss what E-Verify is, how the process works and how the current legislation applies to an employer; and Melinda Stephens, also with the Department of Homeland Security, works as an auditor and will speak about what their department looks for from a business in regards to e-verification.

There is no cost for the seminar. For planning purposes, RSVP to reception@cartersvillechamber.com or 770-382-1466.