Commentary | July 4, 2017

Alameda County Must Honor its Pledge to Train, Hire People With Records

It’s time for Alameda County to honor its pledge to connect people with records with job opportunities.

Commentary | May 25, 2017

Do ‘Ban-the-Box’ Laws Help Expand Employers’ Candidate Pools?

When employers look past the stigma of a criminal record, they find highly-qualified and motivated workers.

Commentary | November 2, 2016

A Fair Chance for Two Million New York City Jobseekers

The Fair Chance Act aims to ensure fairness in the job search for people with an arrest or conviction record.

Commentary | November 3, 2015

CNBC: Here’s What Paul Ryan Should Do First

Start by passing an increase to the federal minimum wage.

Commentary | July 29, 2015

Huffington Post: Small Business Wins With Fair-Chance Hiring

A laundromat owner in Florida explains why he supports fair-chance hiring.

Commentary | July 16, 2015

CNBC: Time to Ban Criminal-Record Box on Job Applications

The Obama administration must lead on “fair chance” hiring, write Christine Owens and Nayantara Mehta.

Commentary | April 28, 2015

CNN: Koch Brothers Are Right on Fair Chance Hiring

If a major federal contractor like Koch Industries can “ban the box,” there’s no reason why others cannot.

Commentary | April 14, 2015

San Jose Mercury News: Apple Computer Hiring: Commitment to Second Chances Still Unclear

NELP’s Michelle Natividad Rodriguez on how Apple can become a corporate leader in the fair-chance hiring movement.

Commentary | January 27, 2015

Washington Post: The Paths to Full Employment, Path 1: Fair-Hiring Practices for People with Records

NELP board member Jared Bernstein on helping people with records find jobs.

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