The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Karen Poole, an AAS-Paralegal and Administrative Assistant employed by the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) in Collinsville, Illinois, thought employers might need help sorting through the deluge of employment applications they receive for every open position.
“We knew there wasn’t anyone offering this kind of service,” Poole said. “We think it’s a growth industry. We were looking to be unique.”
So Poole, along with partners, Janice Bunselmeyer and Lisa Carillo, founded AccuCheQ (http://www.accucheq.com/), located in Granite City, Illinois, a new company which will provide background checks for job applicants, as well as help sort applications and recruit suitable applicants. The Belleville News Democrat reports the company already has several major clients, including the Chicago Police Department.