Grocery store to verify employment eligibility

September 1, 2012 6:35:31 PM PDT
Bay Area grocery store, Mi Pueblo, is now verifying employment eligibility for prospective workers.

The Latino supermarket chain announced Friday that it's using the "E-Verify program" that checks records from the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to verify that a prospective employee can legally work in the U.S.

The program is voluntary for businesses in California. But Mi Pueblo says it decided to use the program at the recommendation of the Department of Homeland Security.

Mi Pueblo has 22 locations across the Bay Area.


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