Criminal Records Keep Men Out of Work

Criminal Records Keep Men Out of WorkThe reluctance of employers to hire people with criminal records, combined with laws that place broad categories of jobs off-limits, is not just a frustration for men with criminal records; it is also causing havoc on our economy. It is preventing millions of American men from becoming productive members of our community.

Surveys show roughly nine in 10 United States employers check databases of criminal records when hiring for at least some positions. Some focus solely on felony convictions; others also consider misdemeanors or arrests.

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