Blogs

INDUSTRY NEWS

Major U.S. corporations join White House’s new fair-chance hiring initiative

The White House’s Fair Chance Business Pledge is an initiative that challenges members of the private business sector to eliminate barriers to employment for those with criminal records by implementing “Ban the Box” and other fair-chance hiring policies. 

In total, 19 companies took the pledge on Monday, April 11, including leading corporations such as American Airlines, The Coca-Cola Company, Facebook, Google, PepsiCo, Starbucks and Xerox.

By signing the Fair Chance Business Pledge, these companies are:

  • Voicing strong support for economic opportunity for all, including the approximately 70 million Americans who have some form of a criminal record;
  • Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to take action to reduce barriers to a fair shot at a second chance, including practices like “banning the box” by delaying criminal history questions until later in the hiring process; ensuring that information regarding an applicant’s criminal record is considered in proper context; and engaging in hiring practices that do not unnecessarily place jobs out of reach for those with criminal records; and
  • Setting an example for their peers. Today’s announcement is only the beginning. Later this year, the Obama Administration will release a second round of pledges, with a goal of mobilizing more companies and organizations to join the Fair Chance Business Pledge.

These companies join the 22 states and over one-hundred cities and counties that have adopted similar “Ban the Box” policies. For a comprehensive list of these states, cities and counties, you can read our “Ban the Box” Compliance Issue Analysis.

To see all 19 companies that signed the pledge, along with a sample of the actions these organizations have taken to support the initiative, you can read the White House’s Fact Sheet on the Fair Chance Business Pledge here.

Companies and organizations interested in the joining the Fair Chance Business Pledge can do so by signing up here.

Source: The White House Office of the Press Secretary, 4/11/2016

Sending...
Thank you for your interest in Business Information Group. We have received your message and will contact you in one business day or less.
You have exceeded the number of attempts to submit this form. As a result, your IP address has been temporarily blocked.

Get In Touch

Send a Message *fields required

What are your Interests?optional

Contact Information

Even our RFP PROCESS is state-of-the-art.

Take a look
RFP Kit

What our clients are saying

We cannot express enough how much we have enjoyed working with BIG! It has really benefitted our processing and ease of doing business!

Licensing and Registration Manager
Investment and Insurance Company

I enjoy collaborating with BIG, and know that if I have to reach out with a question/concern, a positive attitude with a willingness to find resolve is on the other side of an email or a phone call.

Human Resources Administrator
Global Financial Services Firm

You have been the most professional and most helpful business partner that I have ever been associated with — always there to assist us and with rapid turnaround times.

Principal Consultant
Major Professional Services Network

I am confident whenever we add a product with your company that I will have a good experience.

Division Manager
Insurance and Financial Services Agency

We have received superior service and we know this is what you and your team strive for. We are grateful for the dedication, level of professionalism and effort shown.

Agent
Large Insurance Agency
Sending...
Thank you for your interest in Business Information Group. We have received your message and will contact you within one business day.
Our apologies, there was an error processing your request.  Please resubmit your message or contact us at 800-369-2612.
You have exceeded the number of attempts to submit this form. As a result, your IP address has been temporarily blocked.
Our apologies, there was an error processing your request.  Please resubmit your message or contact us at 800-369-2612.

Get In Touch

Send a Message *fields required

What are your Interests?optional

You are leaving BIGReport.com

Ok, Continue Cancel

×
×