November 20, 2015 -
ClearStar is a technology and service provider to the background check industry. The deal is worth approximately US$500,000 per year.
This marks the largest direct services contract to date for ClearStar, and will have an impact on the company’s revenues starting from the second half of 2016.
ClearStar president and CEO Robert Vale said the face recognition software “will facilitate the recruitment of a temporary workforce – and for which we expect to receive demand from other industries going forward.”
Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide the firm with mobile devices and desktop software to facilitate remote hiring and to allow operators to vet casual workers through a facial recognition and ID validation solution.
ClearStar will provide a customized version of its Applicant Portal, enabling the logistics firm to run background checks on drivers, sales associates, estimators, packers and casual workers.
In a video interview, Vale discussed how biometric authentication technologies, such as face recognition, will become a standard tool for businesses across a range of industry sectors to identify their staff.
“What we’re addressing here is casual labor,” Vale said in the interview. “This is a requirement for labor to be geographically place and qualified and screened throughout the United States and beyond the United States borders for demand when that labor is needed for a specific purpose. This specific purpose is for the moving industry.
When asked what the market potential is for ClearStar’s facial recognition software, Vale said that it certainly extends well beyond the logistics industry.
“We know that in trucking transportation logistics, casual labor, things like stadiums where we’re qualifying labor quickly or will want to qualify individuals entering stadiums,” said Vale. “We know it’s a huge market.”