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First Advantage Buys Skillcheck

Employment skills are to be assessed.

First Advantage


, a subsidiary of

First American


, agreed to acquire SkillCheck, a pre-employment testing and educational skills assessment company.

Terms of agreement were not disclosed, but SkillCheck provides testing services that measure job knowledge and skills. It has about 15,000 installations worldwide.

Combined with its recent acquisitions of applicant tracking software and recruiting services, First Advantage said that it has created the hiring solutions group within the employer services segment.

This group will be lead by Rick Mansfield, executive vice president of the Hiring Solutions Group, and former chief marketing officer of First Advantage.

"This latest product expansion continues to solidify the depth and breadth of our services package for human resources professionals worldwide", said the company.

First American's stock was trading at $44.86, down 76 cents.

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