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Old 01-18-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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I went to the interview and now the recruiter is emailing me with info for me to fill out, which mostly is stuff she already has, but with my social security number. What do they do with my social security number? Usually you give the ss# to the hr person who sets you up for payroll, etal.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I do not give out my SS until I've been hired. I put it on my applications "upon hire". Identity theft is everywhere..
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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background search. signup for drug screening.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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Yes they do a background check. Didn't say anything about a drug screening. This is a contract job for a few months.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Sounds like the background check includes a credit report, they cannot get that without the SS #, but also, they may want to verify that you have one since you cannot get a job without it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I believe e-verify requires employers to submit potential new hires SS number. This is a measure taken to crack down on companies who may consider hiring illegal immigrants. Bought time, but I don't think it will be hard to circumvent.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: California
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You need a social for a background that does not include a credit check as well as for a credit check. It helps the company doing the background check to verify that the records that show up are actually the employee's. If you are not willing to give your information at this point, you will be out of the running.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: California
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I believe e-verify requires employers to submit potential new hires SS number. This is a measure taken to crack down on companies who may consider hiring illegal immigrants. Bought time, but I don't think it will be hard to circumvent.
Yes, although this is not done until after the person is hired.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: USA
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I give them my SS# after I've been hired. I get so tired of giving my SS# out to everyone. I know they have to have it but it's still troubling with all the identity theft.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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Just ask the recruiter why they need your SSN. Do you know if the staffing agency is directly paying you?
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