Asurint Announces Instantly Available Background Check Clears for Candidates in Illinois

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Cleveland, Ohio, March 7, 2019 - Asurint today announced that their proprietary background screening technology can now evaluate court records on individuals from counties representing approximately 94% of the population of Illinois. These results provide criminal clears in minutes for those candidates who do not return any criminal history results within the specified jurisdiction area of the search. Based on current results, more than 7 of every 10 candidates could be cleared instantly.Asurint expects 99% of the state’s population to be covered by the end of 2019. Now HR professionals can hire candidates in hours, not the days that they’re used to.

“The team at Asurint has been working strategically with courts all over the United States in order to eliminate long turnaround times,” said Co-Founder & CEO Gregg Gay. “Today, recruiters can be confident they can receive clears on a majority of candidates in Illinois instantly. Our end goal is to be able to provide clears on background checks instantly for the entire country, and we won’t stop working until we achieve it. I am excited to continue to make more announcements like these as our technology gets more powerful, faster and overall, better.”

Illinois is the 5th most populous state in the United States with nearly 12.9 million residents spanning across 102 counties. Historically, turnaround time for background checks was notoriously slow in Illinois due to the manual-intensive labor of retrieving court files, reduced court budgets and other issues. Using Asurint’s technology, the speed to retrieve up-to-date court files from these courts is instant, leaving no need for a court runner.

Counties in Illinois, such as Cook and Du Page, would normally take upwards of 3 to 5 days to return results on a single search. With the help of Asurint, results are now available instantly. 

Asurint provides instant clears on background screens for many other states such as Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, New Jersey and Massachusetts and more. Asurint constantly works with courts around the U.S. and currently, on average, adds a county every 30 hours. 

*Based on search results for February 2019.

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