"These old-school hiring policies automatically disqualify millions of job seekers from employment, stifle economic mobility and hold back our economy. They stand in stark contrast to many of the public diversity commitments employers have made. They are wrong and they are bad for business. 

The good news is employers can evolve by focusing on equity at work and removing unjust barriers to employment. 

One of these barriers is the long-standing practice of disqualifying workers with criminal histories. It’s estimated that 78 million Americans have a record and the vast majority are non-violent ex-offenders who are unable to find work due to outdated background screening practices and blanket bans. They represent our nation’s largest untapped talent pool – nearly 33% of working-age Americans – and they are just waiting for someone to give them a second chance." Read more here.

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