Downey, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2015
Employers Choice Online, Inc., a leading provider of employment background screening and mandated employee compliance training, announced today that it has been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
This means businesses and agencies using its services can receive credit toward achieving supplier-diversity requirements that are mandated under some government contracts, said George Ramos, Founder and CEO of Employers Choice Online.
"One of our strengths has always been in the corporate arena, and many successful corporations include supplier diversity as a core business strategy," Ramos said.
He added, "Supplier-diversity programs require valid MBE certification in order to receive credit toward supplier diversity goals and objectives. Additionally, the federal government has certain ‘set asides’ that must be spent with diverse businesses."
Employers Choice Online, dba Compliance Training Group, is also certified by the California Department of General Services Small Business (SB Micro) and has received California Public Utilities Commission certification.
Ramos said the firm expects to soon begin participating in two programs of the Small Business Administration -- its 8(a) Economically Disadvantaged Small Business Development and HubZone -- as well as in the U.S. General Services Administration Schedule contract.
In addition, Employers Choice Online is now able to enter contractor team arrangements such as joint ventures or prime/subcontractor with other background screening and training firms.
Its MBE certification was received from the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, through the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Strict accreditation guidelines ensure that it is accepted by many of the largest public, private and foreign-owned corporations, as well as universities, hospitals and other institutions.
About Employers Choice Online, Inc.
Employers Choice Online, Inc. is a provider of employment background screening and drug testing services, specializing in serving mid-market corporate and government clients. It enables employers to reduce negligent hiring liability.
Compliance Training Group creates a safer workplace through education on such topics as sexual harassment prevention and substance abuse awareness, diversity& inclusion, conflict resolution, HIPPA, OSHA Safety, and violence in the workplace prevention.
George J. Ramos, Jr., Founder/CEO
Employers Choice Online, Inc.