Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Philadelphia is another City to Join Ban the Box Trend in Criminal Records

"Very often, when you apply for a job, there is a box on the application which must be checked if you have ever been arrested or convicted. This lets employers know if you have a criminal past and to decide whether or not they want a person with that past to work for them. Because of this box, many people with a criminal past are turned away before they have a chance to even interview.

Last year we already wrote an update on our blog about the increasing amount of initiatives that were preventing the use of the box in some way or another. Now, roughly six month later, more and more cities and counties in the US feel that this is unfair, because some of those people may make great employees, but never get the chance."

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