Friday, September 2, 2011
Cause of Month: Stop Discrimination Against the Unemployed
Still, Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com are being used by employers to weed out those that are unemployed, keeping them from even getting an interview.
As a soon-to-be college graduate, this concerns me. Sure, I have had a work-study job these four years and stints in sales, but (aside from one internship) I have not yet had paying work in my field of choice (journalism and creative writing). How can I enter the job market confidently when I know men and women who have spent years as experienced professionals are not being hired?
I have signed this petition to ban sites like Monster.com from listing these discriminatory ads. There are over 91,000 signatures, and with your help, will meet their goal.
Already President Obama has voiced his support, saying the jobless discrimination "makes so sense." Also, Indeed.com, another job search engine, has blocked discriminatory ads from their site.
This petition was found on Change.org.