GPS and Associates, one of the nation's few background screening corporations that also serves as an investigative agency, announces expanded services with the opening of a third service location in Michigan. The company specializes in providing hands on criminal background checks in Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.
Zephyrhills, FL (PRWEB) November 24, 2009 -- Providing pre-employment background checks for some of the nation's largest employment screening corporations, Florida-based GPS and Associates announces the opening of a new office in Michigan. The veteran team of professional investigators will now provide criminal records checks, employment screening and international investigative services from offices located in Florida, Tennessee and now Michigan.
Investigators at GPS provide nationwide document retrieval and investigative services to banks, insurance companies and private and corporate groups. GPS investigators are licensed in Florida and Tennessee, and bring more than 27 years of experience to all types of investigations.
"GPS has been instrumental in furthering a stricter hiring standard in the industry that provides pre-employment background checks. We play a key role in ensuring that employers keep the criminals out," says Andy Gomez, President and CEO.
A licensed investigator, Gomez was one of the first to offer nationwide employment screening services. Today, the company's pre-employment screening services include criminal record searches, civil litigation searches, bankruptcy filings, comprehensive background reports, corporate searches, drug testing, education verification and more. Documents can be retrieved at all levels, from local to global (upon request).
Julye Bakos, Vice President and Private Investigator, speaking recently at an investigators' forum, stated that "GPS always goes the extra mile, not just to screen a profile but also to investigate carefully, confidentially, and conclusively any candidate that we do a background check on."
In addition to on-site criminal background checks extending to Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the Virgin Islands, GPS conducts all investigative services, including arson, due diligence, death, comprehensive background, insurance, worker's comp, theft, fraud and the full range of investigations. Surveillance and debugging services are also available through GPS.
More information about these effective and efficient services can be found at the GPS and Associates website.
About GPS and Associates:
GPS and Associates, Inc. launched in 1990 in Florida. In 2000, GPS teamed up with Bakos Investigative and Consulting Services, expanding to offer private investigative services and opening an office in Nashville, Tennessee. CEO and President Andy Gomez, an MBA and associate of the Certified Fraud Examiners, is a member of the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) and has been in the employment screening /investigative industry since 1989. He has lectured on investigative aspects of pre-employment screening, and has assumed various leadership roles in the industry. Before joining the GPS family in 2000, Vice President Julye Bakos was the manager of Pinkerton Investigations in Nashville, Tennessee, conducting investigations large and small, and assisting the FBI and other law enforcement agencies on numerous occasions. Bakos has partnered with several law enforcement personnel to assist in investigations. She has been a guest speaker lecturing on Criminal Justice and Investigations.
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