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Georgia Removes Criminal History Question from State Job Applications

ban the box

(APN) ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday, February 23, 2015 signed the fair hiring policy, also known as “Ban the Box,” which postpones questions on a job application about a person’s criminal history until it is shown that the person is qualified for the job.   This prohibits an automatic disqualification for potential state employees. ┬áIt allows qualified applicants […]

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