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GoffWilson, P.A. Earns Internationally Recognized Accreditation from HRCI, a Society for Human Resource Management Affiliate

January 13, 2009
Where: Concord, NH

Immigration Firm Certified to Train Human Resource Professionals

Concord, N.H. — Jan. 13, 2009 — GoffWilson, a comprehensive immigration law firm with offices in New Hampshire and France, announced today that the firm is now recognized as  a Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) authorized provider of PHR (Professional in HR), SPHR (Senior Professional in HR), and GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources) continuing education credits. As an HRCI provider, GoffWilson, P.A. will now offer PHR, SPHR, and GPHR continuing education credits for general Immigration education as well as I-9 Compliance, and Worksite Enforcement training. Nearly 95,000 HR professionals hold professional designations certified by HRCI, and every 3 years, they are required to accumulate 60 hours of approved continuing education credits.

I-9 Compliance and Worksite Education are timely and critical for all employers and professionals in the human resource field.  In the last several years, the government has increasingly sought to control illegal immigration into the United States by targeting the employers of undocumented workers.  Even employers who do not knowingly hire such workers, or whose work force does not include a large percentage of foreign nationals, face potentially costly government sanctions if their Form I-9 Verification System is found to be inadequate. The need for education and training is glaring. GoffWilson offers such training and education to Human Resource professionals from an array of backgrounds and will now award HRCI credit.

John R. Wilson, President of GoffWilson, and a member of the Global Panel of the national Society for Human Resource Management states, “I have worked with experts from around the country to promote awareness and educate top professionals on Immigration topics such as I-9 Compliance and Worksite Enforcement.  The feedback we receive from these presentations is very much the same– Human Resource professionals currently do not have access to this type of all-inclusive education and training. Education on these topics is critical.”

As 2009 brings changes to Immigration Laws, GoffWilson will hold an intensive training that educates Employers and Human Resource Professionals on changes in Immigration including I-9 Form and E-Verification.

About GoffWilson

GoffWilson, founded in 1982, is devoted to immigration law throughout the US and worldwide. GoffWilson represents hundreds of employers in all industry sectors, including the high tech and healthcare industries; multinational companies; import/export businesses; international corporations transferring high-tech executive and managerial workers to the U.S.; colleges/universities/secondary schools; and manufacturing businesses. The full-service immigration practice assists employers, employees, families, and individuals. Goff Wilson maintains offices in Concord and Nashua, New Hampshire and in Paris, France. Visit www.goffwilson.com.

About Human Resource Certification Institute

HR Certification Institute is an internationally recognized certifying body for the Human Resource profession. The HR Certification Institute has awarded more than 95,000 credentials in over 70 countries to HR professionals who have passed rigorous exams to demonstrate their mastery and real-world

application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles. HR Certification Institute is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Visit www.hrci.org.

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For Quotes or More Information Contact:

Nicole Cicirelli

Marketing & Comm. Manager

GoffWilson, P.A.

ncicirelli@goffwilson.com

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