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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Barely Legal Things Employers Do To Keep Unemployed Applicants Out

Business Insider reports on the ongoing efforts of employers to discriminate against the long-term unemployed:

Employers don't want to look at the resumes of unemployed people. In fact, they don't even want those resumes sent to them.

Some employers will actually do whatever it takes — without doing anything illegal — to prevent the unemployed from applying for positions at their company.

The reasoning behind this comes from the belief that unemployed people are not as talented as those who are able to keep their jobs. This said, bringing them in for an interview — and turning them down based on their unemployment — will build a stronger case for discrimination against the employer. Therefore, employers will try to exclude these candidates by using certain restrictive language in the job posting.

Read the full article for a description of three ways employers are screening out the people who need these jobs the most.

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