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Including La Mesa, Poway and National City
619-668-9280

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Why You As a Small Business Owner Should Perform Background Checks on Your Employees

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As a small business owner who likely has few employees, you probably find background checks on potential hires to be costly and unnecessary. The opposite is actually true, as background checks can potentially save you a lot of money and protect your business in the long run. Here are a few reasons you absolutely should do background checks on all of your potential employees.

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What Information Does an FBI Background Check Include?

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Background checks have become an almost essential step in hiring new employees. These checks may also be conducted when someone applies for a position in certain fields, such as governmental areas, that require security clearance. Adoptive parents and students or workers going abroad may also submit to background checks.

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Keep Your Children Safe: Kidnapping Prevention Tips for Parents

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Each year, around 800,000 people are reported as missing. The FBI estimates that around 90% of those people are children. Some missing children are just lost, while others are abducted by family members, friends, or strangers. Whatever the cause, parents can take steps early to help keep their children safe.

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Immigration and Biometrics: Why Fingerprinting Is Important

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If you're applying for permanent residency or even just a visa to travel to the United States, you'll need to pay a fee to get fingerprinted by immigration officials. This fee, which usually costs 85 dollars, allows you to gain an appointment at a set location for the biometrics process. Having a set of fingerprints taken—whether pressed on a card or copied by an electronic scanner—is a painless and quick process for most people. However, there are a few ways you can make it easier on yourself and the operator who takes your prints.

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What to Expect When You Are Fingerprinted

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So, you need to get fingerprinted for a background check. How does fingerprinting work? What's the best way to prepare for a fingerprint capture? Having a set of fingerprints taken—whether pressed on a card or copied by an electronic scanner—is a painless and quick process for most people. However, there are a few ways you can make it easier on yourself and the operator who takes your prints.

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Loops, Whorls, and Arches: The Uniqueness of Fingerprints

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Before fingerprinting was invented, law enforcement officers had a difficult time identifying and verifying criminals. One of the early methods they used was to record the dimension of certain body parts. However, this identification method was imperfect. In 1903, it even led Kansas law enforcement officers to arrest and sentence the wrong man—the criminal's identical twin brother. This would not have happened if the officers had used fingerprints.

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Choosing Between Live Scan & Ink Fingerprinting

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The first step in choosing between Live Scan & ink fingerprinting is knowing the differences between the two. When asked to obtain a copy of your fingerprints, your mind most likely turns to the ink method where your print is obtained via regular paper and ink. While that technique is still used today, most industries in the state of California and elsewhere now call for Live Scan, or digital fingerprints. At San Diego Livescan in National City, we are dedicated to making sure that you always get the right fingerprinting service for your needs.

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Reasons to Get an FBI Background Check

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The first step in choosing between Live Scan & ink fingerprinting is knowing the differences between the two. When asked to obtain a copy of your fingerprints, your mind most likely turns to the ink method where your print is obtained via regular paper and ink. While that technique is still used today, most industries in the state of California and elsewhere now call for Live Scan, or digital fingerprints. At San Diego Livescan in National City, we are dedicated to making sure that you always get the right fingerprinting service for your needs.

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How Live Scan Services Help You Complete Your Teaching Application

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Becoming a teacher in California is an exciting prospect. The state has several different credentials you can submit a teaching application for, including single subjects such as art, business, mathematics, social science and home economics. The other option is a multiple-subject credential. Whichever type you choose, the process is basically the same. You have to submit documentation of your bachelor’s degree and pass a basic skills exam, as well as complete a program in teacher preparation. The preparation program teaches you how to educate and gives you an opportunity to do a student teaching internship. Last but not least, you need a full background check, including live-scan fingerprinting.

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Understanding Foreign Adoptions in California

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If you intend to expand your family, you may be considering foreign adoption. In order to adopt a foreign child, the state of California will require you to submit to a background check and fingerprinting process. All of this can be confusing, and that is why San Diego Livescan in National City strives to help you understand this process.

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