4 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Background Checks
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To Hire or Not to Hire
Did you think that criminal background checks only hurt those convicted of a crime? Wrong. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) allows employers to use arrest records when they make a decision to hire ... or not hire. That means even innocent people who were arrested for a crime, and later exonerated, lose job opportunities.
More than 70,000,000 Americans have criminal records.2
Two-thirds of employers conduct criminal background checks on all job candidates.1
Only 58 percent of organizations allow job candidates to explain the results of the criminal background check. 1
A total of 26 percent of employers won't hire a candidate if the arrest record displays a non-violent misdemeanor offense. 1
A criminal conviction of any kind reduces the likelihood of a job offer by 50 percent. 2
The FairCosa Foundation teaches restored citizens how to become dispatchers or brokers, both living-wage careers, in the transportation industry. The organization, which partners with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
(ODRC), gives first preference to veterans in the program.
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