U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s IMAGE Program designed to promote workforce integrity
VISTA, CA, January 21, 2015 – McCain Inc. today announced that it has partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) by joining the agency’s employment compliance program IMAGE, or “ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers.”
IMAGE is a voluntary partnership that helps participating employers maintain a lawful workforce by reducing unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. McCain is the 16th business in San Diego County to become a member of the IMAGE program which began in 2006.
“2014 was a record-breaking year for McCain marked in part by an unprecedented hiring spur,” said Jo Ann Mills, vice president of human resources for McCain. “Participating in the IMAGE program reassures our team members and customers, many of which are state and local agencies, that McCain observes lawful, non-discriminatory best practices for employment.”
In a press release issued by ICE, interim special agent in charge for ICE HSI San Diego, Joe Garcia added that he is “pleased to welcome McCain Inc. to the IMAGE family. The alliance with ICE underscores the company’s commitment to protecting the integrity of its workforce. When employers strive to maintain a lawful workforce, it’s good for their business, which is good for San Diego.”
To become IMAGE certified, McCain evaluated its hiring practices to uncover potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited by unauthorized workers; enrolled in E-verify, an employment eligibility verification program; trained staff on IMAGE Best Employment Practices; and successfully underwent a Form I-9 audit by ICE. To learn more about the IMAGE program, visit www.ICE.gov/image.
About McCain Inc.
McCain Inc. develops products used by millions of people around the world each day. A manufacturing powerhouse since 1987, the company’s brand portfolio includes advanced traffic control equipment, integrated transportation systems, and custom manufacturing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. The McCain community is comprised of more than 600 team members at operations in the United States and Mexico.