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(NNPA)--Individuals seeking employment with the Target Corporation will soon notice a change in the company’s job applications.
The Minneapolis-based company recently announced that they will no longer question applicants about their criminal history. The company said it expects to remove the question from applications nationwide in the coming year.
According to the National Employment Law Project, the decision was based on a new Minnesota law and the efforts of grassroots organizations that have been pressuring the company to change their standards.
“Target is finally doing the right thing by reforming its hiring policies so that qualified job applicants aren’t automatically screened out simply because they have an arrest or conviction from the past,” Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, said in a statement. “Other large retailers around the nation need to follow suit, because their hiring policies send a strong message about whether they are committed to the communities that support their business.”
reply to post by Snarl
First off your position isnt exactly clear. Secondly you obviously have no idea what kind of negative impact this has on the community.
I am a felon.
Do you know how hard it is to get work?
Pretty stoopit progressive policy if you ask me. People's character is a hard thing to change. Always good to know 'who' people are.
OP I understand the ideology here, but I'm going to have to respectfully disagree. If it works, and works well, I would be the first to bow my head to you when you come back and say, "I told you so."
reply to post by onequestion
I have a larceny on my record. I have been told repeatedly that it poses a problem.
Then again, there's always the possibility that my chance at getting hired would result in the reality of a felon being hired...someone with several assaults and an armed robbery on record, for instance...