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Council on State Government's Megan Quattlebaum Publishes Editorial on Inclusive Hiring in The Hill

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Key Takeaways

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is illustrating the need for industries such as healthcare to broaden access to their workforce to meet the growing demand for talent

  • There are more than 29,000 state and federal regulations that impede access to employment, professional licensing, and entrepreneurship on the basis of a criminal conviction

  • Employment barriers particularly impact people of color: White job applicants with criminal records have a callback rate of 17 percent, Black applicants with criminal records receive callbacks at a rate of only 5 percent



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