This blog post originally was posted in 2010 but it is never more pertinent now then it was when it was first published.
I received an email this morning from a trusted source which indicated that a growing trend among some employers is to state in the ad for an open position ” the unemployed will not be considered.” Corporate America is faced with the real possibility of a labor shortage in some areas whether you believe it or not. From the Huffington post was this note:
In a current job posting on The People Place, a job recruiting website for the telecommunications, aerospace/defense and engineering industries, an anonymous electronics company in Angleton, Texas, advertises for a “Quality Engineer.” Qualifications for the job are the usual: computer skills, oral and written communication skills, light to moderate lifting. But red print at the bottom of the ad says, “Client will not consider/review anyone NOT currently employed regardless of the reason.”
In a nearly identical job posting for the same position on the Benchmark Electronics website, the red print is missing. But a human resources representative for the company confirmed to HuffPost that The People Place ad accurately reflects the company’s recruitment policies. Continue reading here…