Must Be Employed

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    N.J. Legislature, agency question job ads that limit based on employment history | NJ.com

    If I had a dollar for every time I read in NJ.com "the first of its kind in the nation"...

    Good idea?
     
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    It's shocking that they are so blatent about descriminating against the unemployed.

    I actually do understand why they might want to do that, but to announce it to the public?

    That takes some chutzpa.
     
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    So, rather than people with open availability, they want people who already have obligations?
     
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    i don't think the gvt has ground to stand on...they are not discriminating against the black population solely, but the unemployed population in full...

    the unemployed are not a protected race, or religion, or gender etc....

    and IF this was discrimination against the black race, the EXISTING DISCRIMINATION LAWS already on the books would cover it.

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    I vehemently DISAGREE with the companies/company advertising their opened positions in this manner....they are cutting down their opportunities to find the perfect people for their job openings.

    It could be that they do not have the staff to cover all the unemployed that would have applied? I just don't know that it was due to the unemployed being black.
     
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    This is one of those areas that isn't illegal, but it sucks. The business community now knows it can pick the creme de la creme from the work force. Fine. But don't shove it in the faces of those people who have been looking for work for months on end and who are fully qualified but for the demise of the businesses that laid them off.

    If I had seen that ad in the paper, I would have begun an all-out media blitz by way of letters to the editor suggesting a boycott of whatever product they're hawking and quoting that hateful qualification as the reason why.
     
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    I stopped reading at "...this is going to affect far more minorities than white workers."

    When the race card is played, I tune them out.

    Companies should just take out "Must be employed" from their ads and screen the candidates before the on-site interview.
     
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    There's no need to put a policy in print. Keep it quiet and avoid the scrutiny of meddling people who want to tell you how to run your business.

    A company can take applications from everyone and then only pick from those who are currently employed.

    DUH!

    I just have to say it again:"It's not the business of the fucking government or anyone else for that matter who a business owner hires."
     
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    Oh yes, I forgot. Discrimination doesn't happen anymore. Thanks for the reminder.
    :cuckoo:
     
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    While I certainly do not doubt that this policy will more greatly eliminate Black and minorities than Whites, I doubt that was its intent.

    I think Maggie Mae got it in one

     
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    Faux Outrage, engage! :lol:
     

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