Petition: Stop Discrimination Against The Unemployed
We have a jobs crisis in this country that has kicked millions of Americans out of work through no fault of their own. But that hasn’t stopped job listing websites like monster.com and careerbuilder.com from allowing “help wanted” ads that tell unemployed people they won’t be considered for the job.
There’s something fundamentally unfair and perverse about telling unemployed people they can’t apply for a job simply because they don’t have one already.
New Jersey has already outlawed this type of discrimination against the jobless, and a bill has been introduced in Congress to follow suit. But whether or not it’s still technically legal, it’s still just plain wrong. And the major job listing sites shouldn’t be a party to it.
I was lucky to find something, even if only temporary. Let’s help extend the chance to others as well.