The Minneapolis-based Target Corporation, the nation’s second-largest retailer, announced that it will remove questions about criminal history from its job applications throughout the nation, stated www.nelp.org.
The initiative, part of a budding “Ban the Box” movement across the country, that asks employers to wait until a prospective employee is being interviewed or has a provisional job offer before inquiring whether he or she has a criminal past. The idea is that ex-offenders will have a better chance at getting a job if they’re not eliminated at the very beginning of their job search, explained Star Tribune.
The policy is set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
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