Job seekers with criminal record face higher hurdles
When it comes to getting a job, New York leads the country in legal protections for people with criminal records. For nearly 40 years, Corrections Law Article 23-A has required that employers treat each job-seeker as an individual, instead of screening out all applicants that fit a certain profile. The goal was to stop a vicious cycle: People with criminal records find it harder to get a job, but not having a job makes it more likely they will re-offend.
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