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New equality guidelines issued by the federal government could force employers to hire more workers with criminal backgrounds.
Companies are warned about rejecting minority applicants who have committed a felony or other offense by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in their guidelines.
The EEOC advise to companies who have a policy that excludes people for employment based on criminal records is to get rid of or change the policy. The changes are being applauded by those who’ve noted that in many cases, a felony conviction becomes a life sentence, increasing crime due to the inability of convicted felons to find jobs or support their families after a period of incarceration.