Commentary | July 4, 2017

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

Via: East Bay Times

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?

Via: HR Magazine

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

Via: Gotham Gazette

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

Via: CNBC

Start by passing an increase to the federal minimum wage.

Commentary | July 29, 2015

Huffington Post: Small Business Wins With Fair-Chance Hiring

Via: Huffington Post

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

Via: CNBC

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

Via: CNN.com

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

Via: Washington Post

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

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