Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
The Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), also known as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has verified Aurico to be a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), making them the only background screening provider headquartered in Illinois to be accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and a designated VOSB.
Aurico is a background screening and drug testing company located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with over 3000 clients spanning all industry sectors. The VOSB designation will allow Aurico to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program. By law, government funded projects must allow a percentage of contractors come from companies and organizations that meet certain standards such as businesses owned by women, minorities, or veterans.
U.S. Navy Veteran and Aurico business owner, Joel Goldberg, said, “It’s very gratifying to know in today’s political environment that U.S. servicemen and servicewomen are held in high esteem. We are proud to display this certification and look forward to participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program.”
Just a year ago, the SCORE Foundation honored Mr. Goldberg with the Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business Award. The SCORE Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping business owners grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Leo Dietlin, SCORE Mentor, commented on Aurico’s growth adding, “I think the military background has enabled Aurico to put the policies, procedures and reporting in place to make Aurico an exceptional background screening and drug testing company.”
“I’m thrilled Aurico can now be distinguished as a veteran-owned business,” says Ben Goldberg, President of Aurico. “Our VOSB status will assure clients they are contributing to helping veterans find employment,” Goldberg stated. Ben encourages companies to take into account veteran-owned businesses when selecting background screening and drug testing services.
A good resource for companies aimed at choosing veteran-owned services is the government’s System for Award Management (SAM) database. This database combines many of the past federal procurement systems into one allowing companies with federal contracts to choose a SDVOSB or VOSB. Aurico can be found in this database as Aurico Reports, Inc.
About Aurico: Aurico is an NAPBS accredited and ISO 9001:2008 certified background screening and drug testing company. With over 22 years of experience, Aurico provides clients with high quality screening, compliance tools, paperless solutions and is nationally recognized on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction list of top screening providers. Our award-winning WebACE™ technology is pre-integrated with the premier applicant tracking systems for efficient integration.