The employer perspective on hiring individuals with a criminal record have shifted, driven either by the belief that everyone deserves a second chance or the practicality of the nation’s historically tight labor market.
Thirty-five states plus the District of Columbia have “banned the box” – meaning hiring applications can’t ask if individuals have a criminal record – and today only 14 percent of HR professionals say they won’t hire a former felon.
America’s progress on this issue deserves applause, but it’s critical that we keep this momentum going. And that’s not as simple as just changing a law.
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