The New York Times published a story, As Labor Pool Shrinks, Prison Time Is Less of a Hiring Hurdle., It is gratifying to see employers continue to look to people with criminal histories as candidates for work. We have always supported second chances while opposing limits on an employer’s ability to look at the full criminal history of an applicant. An employer should never be blinded to or blinded by a person’s criminal past.
Eric J. Ellman is Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in Washington, DC. He also served for eight months as Interim President and CEO of the Association. More