CELEBRATE JACKSON COUNTY FELONY FORGIVENESS FOR JOB APPLICATIONS!!!
A nationwide movement to thwart discrimination against ex-cons has earned just a bit more progress in local government.
Here's the latest bit of local progress . . .
Jackson County job applicants no longer required to disclose criminal history
"County Executive Frank White notified the county legislature of his signed executive order at Monday’s legislative meeting in downtown Kansas City . . . The Jackson County resolution does not prevent county hiring managers from performing a background check, or from asking about an applicant’s criminal history in a job interview. The “ban the box” movement claims that convicted felons are unfairly screened out of consideration for employment when they are forced to disclose their criminal history up front."
And so . . .
LIKE IT OR NOT, BY UNILATERAL ACTION FRANK WHITE OFFERS A BIT OF HELP FOR FELONS WANTING A COUNTY JOB!!!
This will either help or hurt his career should he plan to run again.
You decide . . .