MECHdata, Inc. has changed its name to Industry People Group™ and has created a new division to offer background verification services to hiring companies.

MECHdata, Inc., a leading provider of executive recruitment and job posting/résumé board services in the HVAC, sheet metal, refrigeration, control, electrical, plumbing and piping (MEP) trades-has changed its name to Industry People Group™. In addition, the company has created a new division-VeriCruit®-to offer background verification services to hiring companies desiring insight into any job candidate's driving history, criminal background, employment, education, credit and more.

In announcing the changes, Marc Sampson, company founder and CEO, said, "We have been-and we will continue to be-solidly positioned to meet the demand for qualified talent at all levels of the industries we serve. All of the upgrades we're implementing are driven by our continuous product development process, our clients' expanding needs and a significantly improving employment marketplace.

"For example, our new VeriCruit division is a natural extension of the comprehensive menu of services we presently offer our clients. In addition, we've seen a strong rebound in the economy. Our job posting and résumé board-MEPatWORK™-is experiencing 180,000 visits per month, and the number of résumés posted during the second quarter this year increased more than 140% compared to last year. At our executive recruiting unit-findMEP™-the number of employer job postings increased almost 170% for the same period.

"The strategic enhancements we've made to our company are the culmination of years of successfully developing human resources solutions that match MEP companies and job seekers. Our change in business structure will help us better serve the needs of our clients across the country, ranging from a single job seeker in a small town to a large multi-location corporation that realizes the value of recruiting top talent on an ongoing basis. The bottom line is that Industry People Group is meeting the challenges of matching job seekers with employers in the MEP industries from all angles."

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