Job posting service company, MECHdata Inc., is now Industry People Group.

DES MOINES, Iowa - MECHdata Inc., a provider of job-positing and resume-board services for the HVAC and sheet metal industry, has changed its name to Industry People Group. Along with the name change, the group has created a new division, VeriCruit. It will offer background verification services to hiring companies that want insight into a job candidate's driving history, criminal background, employment, education and credit.

"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," said company founder and CEO Marc Sampson.

Sampson pointed out that the company's job posting and resume board, MEPatWork, receives 180,000 visits per month. The number of resumes posted during the second quarter of the year increased more than 140 percent compared to last year, Sampson said.

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