Job listings say the unemployed need not apply
By Liz Goodwin
National Affairs Reporter
Hundreds of job opening listings posted on Monster.com and other jobs sites explicitly state that people who are unemployed would be less attractive applicants, with some telling the long-term unemployed to not even bother with applying.
The New York Times' Catherine Rampell said she found preferences for the already employed or only recently laid off in listings for "hotel concierges, restaurant managers, teachers, I.T. specialists, business analysts, sales directors, account executives, orthopedics device salesmen, auditors and air-conditioning technicians." Even the massive University of Phoenix stated that preference, but removed the listings when the Times started asking questions.
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this is a form of discrimination and the corporations are weeding out older workers..its a lot like those who don't need money are offered loans mortgages and credit cards
This is a true story -- yesterday I saw an advertisement for a 25 hour per week part-time Administrative Assistant position here in my town, and it said "People with Full Time employment Need Not Apply". So I guess they are trying to help people who are unemployed?
Unfortunately employers do not want people with gaps in their employment history. However, it is not impossible to get a job without much employment history. You just have to work a little harder to get the job.
I heard about this on the radio the other day. Can employers do that?
I have been unemployed since April. Think i'm going to add freelance writer as my current job on my resume.
I have always heard that it is easier to finD a job when you already had one.
This is nothing new. Even before the recession, most employers only looked to the employed to fill their positions. Being long-term unemployed will make it almost impossible to ever work again.
I heard not long ago that "word" among those in hiring positions is that "if a person hasn't worked for a year it's because he doesn't want to work". That's complete and utter cluelessness about how looking for/wanting work really works; but that's apparently neither hear nor there in that particular field.
I am fairly positive that it is illegal to include that in the actual job posting. It is a same this happens. I am sure that employed candidates are preferred because employers believe they are "more valuable," but I think it is terrible. If the world's economy is to succeed, those that are unemployed should be considered first for jobs.
if you've been unemployed for a long time, that, probably, means that you've already lost some of your skills! Employer can pick and choose anybody, but should not openly reject people. It's digusting, indeed. Morally very degrading. Feels like a dead end.
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