Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tell Congress, Monster.com and Career Builder to stop discrimination against unemployed workers
Fortunately, increasing attention is being paid to the growing number of employers who are refusing to even consider applications from jobless workers. Job listings specifying that only responses from currently employed applicants will be considered have made the situation for millions of long-term unemployed, such as myself, even more desperate than ever. Congress is considering a bill, The Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011, to outlaw such overt discrimination in job listing notices. Here is a petition to encourage your representatives in Congress to support this bill. There is also a petition that you can sign to tell Monster.com and Career Builder to refuse ads from employers that discriminate against unemployed workers. Thanks for your support. Right now we need all the help we can get.