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Employer Explains Why He Won't Hire The Unemployed

Employer Explains Why He Won't Hire The Unemployed

Discrimination against the unemployed is rampant. Some job ads explicitly require applicants to be "currently employed," and Americans who have been out of work for a year or longer report employers rejecting them as soon as that tidbit comes out. And this is legal in virtually every state. A congressional... Read More »

Do You Have To Put Up With Unemployment Discrimination?

Do You Have To Put Up With Unemployment Discrimination?

By Vivian Giang The longer you're unemployed, the less valuable you may seem to a hiring manager. In her post on AARP.org, Diane Cadrain, a Connecticut-based attorney, writes about how some companies are going as far as placing employment ads that specifically screen applicants based on current employment... Read More »

States Weigh Bans On Discrimination Against Unemployed

States Weigh Bans On Discrimination Against Unemployed

Maryland has joined a growing list of states considering legislation to protect the unemployed. Legislators there are weighing a bill that would prevent employers from limiting applications for open positions to only those currently holding jobs. Advocates nationwide argue that such laws are needed given the... Read More »

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