The corporate team at Tyson Foods took a recent plant tour as an opportunity to communicate their hiring practices. The company employs more than 100,000 people with more than $26 billion in sales. With the recent string of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids at poultry packing plants, Tyson said it employs only documented workers.
"Tyson does not employ unauthorized workers," Cathy Johnson, vice-president of employment compliance, told The Courier in Russellville, Ark.
"Every single person that we employ, their information is entered into the Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program," she added. "That allows us to ensure that everybody that we employ is employment authorized."
E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.
Updated: Thu, Nov 13th 2008 @ 11:32am EST