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Employment Credit Checks

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...