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Employment Credit Checks

The Best Anti-Poverty Program Is A Good Job

Algernon Austin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices
Algernon Austin

A true 21st-century infrastructure will create millions of jobs and produce a stronger and more productive American economy. Some may assume that infrastructure investments will only benefit white construction workers, but this view is incorrect.

New York's Credit Carolers Sing for an End to Discrimination

Amy Traub | Posted 02.17.2015 | New York
Amy Traub

Reviewing job applicants' personal credit history has never been demonstrated to produce a more honest or reliable workforce, or to reduce employee fraud of theft, yet nearly half of employers nationwide persist in checking credit as part of their hiring process.

New York City Should Lead on Banning Credit Discrimination

Amy Traub | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Amy Traub

The question is whether this legislation will be enacted in its current, strong form or will be watered down to enable discrimination to continue in a host of different contexts, despite the lack of evidence that reviewing personal credit history can ensure a more trustworthy or reliable workforce for any employer or position.

Senator Warren's Latest Target: Employment Credit Checks

Amy Traub | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Amy Traub

It is surprising that personal credit should be associated with hiring at all: although surveys find that nearly half of all employers use credit reports to screen job applicants, credit history has never been proven reliable for employment purposes.

Bad Credit Shuts New Yorkers Out of a Job

Amy Traub | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Amy Traub

"I served in the military for 30 years and received the highest level security clearances," said Brooklyn resident and war veteran Emmett Pinkston. "Yet I was turned down for a job as a TSA baggage screener, because of a bogus charge on my credit report. I found myself stuck at a low paying job."

Arthur Delaney

Civil Rights, Labor Advocates Demand End To Employment Credit Checks | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 25 civil rights and labor advocacy groups petitioned one of the nation's largest credit-monitoring firms on Tuesday to qu...