Skip to comments.Job listings say the unemployed need not apply
Posted on 07/26/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT by Kartographer
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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Its a bit of damned if you do damned if you dont going on here. This whole country is so screwed
The already employeed has always been more attractive than the unemployed. Nothing new here except publicly admitting the fact.
I’m not unemployed, I’ve been doing some independent consulting while setting up a business opportunity.
Just as it's always easier for a guy to get dates, when he's already in a relationship.
I know that some of the unemployed where the slackers but I know others who where targeted for the sin of being 50+
Exactly. Maybe this is there first steps to mandate “evil” corporations hire more less fortunate. You’ve already been told businesses are sitting on trillions of “evil profits” but aren’t hiring.
G-d help us!
After 11 years in IT, my husband spent the past 3 back in construction, but continued sending out apps and resumes by the bucketload every week.
One day back in February he saw a listing for a temp gig installing servers and applied for it - the phone rang 10 minutes later and he is now finally working back in IT full time, albeit thru the temp agency, but that is because of contract agreements, he will transfer over to the company itself in October.
They actually asked him: WHERE have you been?
Them that has - gets...
In flight instruction, the choice is always total experience over recent employment. Money then separates the desperate from the skilled.
I know someone who is long-term unemployed. He can’t keep a job because he is “feral”. He’s been out of work so long, he doesn’t know how to act. Argues religion with people, can’t work on his Sabbath, can’t work a register because he “doesn’t know how”, complains about the lack of benefits. I bet has held 5 jobs that lasted less than a month. When he isn’t working, he’s begging for money from everyone.
My experiences in IT have been much the same. I’ve been working with server hardware and data center management for 10 years now thanks to those temp agencies.
In Brazil and Venezuela!!!
I will continue to stay here until this disaster of a "president" is sent packing and will then switch to strictly 1099 status while I develop my own small business in a different field entirely.
I think employers and companies are unwise to restrict their pool of applicants merely because they are unemployed. It happens and I bet there is not one personnel manager who can give a lucid reason why the policy exists, Having said that, the government has no business layering on another anti discrimination regulation against such a hiring practice. Companies should be free to make “unwise” decisions free of government interference.
The solution is to have your own business so you can say you’re self employed when you’re not working for anyone else.
here is a thought, since the majority of the unemployed are men or older, could this be a way of hidden sexism and agism.
He had been with IBM, but they had been moving to get out of the servicing end, except for big systems for a long time. They started making life so miserable for the techs in an effort to get them to quit so they couldn’t collect unemployment and so the company could stop dealing with the old system pension plan.
We never, in our wildest dreams, imagined it would take so long. It was a miserable 3 years, just trying to maintain, especially when I lost my job less than a year later and was also unable to collect unemployment due to the nature of my employment.
We made it through and our family, and our faith are a whole lot stronger now than ever before. That job was going to kill one of two things, either him or our marriage and family. Those were far more important than the paycheck.
if you are employed:
you have not sued your boss.
you have not tried to unionize.
you don’t complain to annoyance.
you are not too old so they look for excuses to fire you.
you are probably part of a quota group...
Good for you and good luck!