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Costco joins federal program

August 01, 2011
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SEATTLE — Costco Wholesale has entered a partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to The Seattle Times.

The partnership will ensure that all current and future employees of the company that are immigrants are legally allowed to work in the U.S., the article stated.

According to the article, ICE will train program participants in proper hiring practices, including how to spot potentially fraudulent employment documents.

Joel Benoliel, senior vice president and chief legal officer for Costco said by partnering with the government, "We set high standards for other U.S.-based companies."

Benoliel also noted that Costco was asked to participate in the program because audits of its employment records show the company is in strong compliance with employment laws.

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