News Archive

April 23, 2015

The Positive Impact of Volunteer Background Checks

Clarifacts’ President Kevin Klimas was a guest on The Nonprofit Journal LIVE with Dee Suomala radio show on April 20, 2015 to discuss The Positive Impact of Volunteer Background Checks. The Nonprofit Journal is a leading authority on bridging the gap in communication between the non-profit sector and the community. On the radio show, Klimas discussed the […]


November 6, 2010

Employers gauge job candidates’ credit

By Channing Turner, The Arizona Republic. Staying competitive in today’s job market increasingly means staying on top of your bills, as more companies now check job candidates’ credit history to gauge their personal responsibility. And while many people question the practice, career experts say maintaining good credit is now a necessity. “It’s a very common practice for […]


October 10, 2009

New UMOM Shelter Opens to 112 Families

By Jan Buchholz, The Phoenix Business Journal. Arizona’s largest homeless shelter will open this weekend when 112 single-parent families move into the remodeled Days Inn motel at 3333 E. Van Buren St. The project, undertaken on behalf of UMOM New Day Centers, required a huge investment from the Valley’s business and political communities, in terms of […]


September 24, 2009

USPTO Issues Trademark to Clarifacts for Background Investigation Services

US Fed News. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 — Clarifacts Inc., Phoenix, has been issued the trademark CLARIFACTS (Reg. No. 3682169) by the USPTO. The trademark application (serial number 77539757) was filed on Aug. 5, 2008 and was registered on Sept. 15. The services for which registration was sought are “Background Investigation And Research Services.” For more information […]


July 27, 2009

Klimas Elected to Background Screening Credentialing Council

People on the Move, The Phoenix Business Journal. Kevin Klimas, founder and president of Clarifacts, was elected to the Background Screening Credentialing Council by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Download PDF Share this with your community!


July 8, 2008

Potential employers take peek

By Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic.  Paying bills late and other credit problems can make it harder to land a job. Employers increasingly are pulling credit reports on job applicants, as those reports may spotlight money problems that can hint at irresponsibility, inattention, dishonesty and other flaws. “We’ve seen a radical shift over the last two years toward […]


March 2, 2008

Second Chances

By Carol Patton, Human Resource Executive Online. Ever on the lookout for specialized talent, companies are turning to an unlikely source of labor: people with criminal pasts. Joel Andino works as a morning merchandiser for the Pepsi Bottling Group in Mechanicsville, Va., where he writes orders and stocks store shelves with Pepsi products at large retailers […]


May 1, 2007

bizAZ Names 35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Under

bizAZ Magazine. In its inaugural list of the top 35 entrepreneurs in Arizona who are 35-years-old and younger, bizAZ set out to find those individuals who had a proven track record for running successful businesses and those who were going above and beyond their peers. Clarifacts founder Kevin Klimas was fortunate to be counted among this […]


April 30, 2007

Employers must exercise caution with background checks

By Judy Greenwald, Business Insurance Magazine. Employers must navigate a careful course in conducting employee background checks. Conducting background checks helps to protect firms’ workers and customers and can shield companies from potential liability for negligence if a worker subsequently commits a crime. But employers also must avoid the risk of violating federal and state laws that […]


August 7, 2006

More felon records erased

By Marisa Schultz, The Detroit News. More than 1,100 Michigan ex-cons had their criminal records erased in the first six months of this year, an almost 60 percent increase that coincided with heightened scrutiny of school and health employees statewide. With their records expunged by judges, former criminals escape detection of background checks that might have […]


April 24, 2006

Employers hiring screening firms to avoid migrant-hiring sanctions

By Yvette Armendariz, The Arizona Republic. The growing spotlight on the role of employers in illegal immigration has some businesses, from restaurants to construction companies and others, scrambling to protect themselves from federal penalties. They are hiring employment-screening companies to audit employees’ Social Security numbers and doing background checks on new hires. In some cases, employers […]


January 1, 2006

Identity Theft, Background Check Reports, and the Employer

By Kevin Klimas, bizAZ Magazine. The crime of identity theft has reached epidemic proportions. According to the FBI, identity theft is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States and Arizona has the dubious honor of ranking first in the nation for the number of incidences per capita. Identity theft occurs when personal information is […]


November 21, 2005

Background checks widening

By Yvette Armendariz, The Arizona Republic. When Jesse Bonfeld launched a shuttle service 2 1/2 years ago, he didn’t hesitate about setting a policy to run criminal and motor vehicle checks on all prospective drivers. “We’re entrusting them with a fairly expensive piece of equipment as well as with the safety of many people,” said Bonfeld, […]

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