Tag Archives: Job Applicants

Austin TX to Ban the Box for Most Private Employers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Austin City Council has passed Ban the Box legislation to give people with criminal records a fair chance to find work by prohibiting most private employers in the City from conducting a background check into the criminal history of job applicants until after a conditional job offer is made to them. Continue reading

U.S. Economy Adds 242,000 Jobs in February 2016

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. economy added 242,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons both remained unchanged at 4.9 percent and 7.8 million respectively, according to the February 2016 Employment Situation Report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading

January Jobs Report Reveals 151,000 Jobs Added in Month

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January while the unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent and the number of unemployed people fell to 7.8 million, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JANUARY 2016’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading

Employment Screening Resources Releases Whitepaper to Help Ex-Offenders Get Back Into Workforce

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global screening firm, has released a complimentary whitepaper written by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen titled “Ten Critical Steps for Ex-Offenders to Get Back into the Workforce.” The goal of this whitepaper is to provide helpful insights and suggestions to assist job applicants with criminal records who are seeking to rebuild their lives and re-enter society through gainful employment. This complimentary whitepaper is available at http://www.esrcheck.com/Whitepapers/Ten-Steps-for-Ex-Offenders-to-Get-Back-in-Workforce/. Continue reading

Solid November Jobs Report Shows 211000 Jobs Added to Economy

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. economy increased by 211,000 jobs in November 2015 while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons remained unchanged at 5.0 percent and 7.9 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — NOVEMBER 2015’ jobs report released by the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading

Employers Should Watch Out for Phony Job Seekers Looking for FCRA Lawsuits Not Work

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers conducting background checks on prospective employees have to worry about the sharp rise in the number of class action lawsuits filed by job applicants over alleged technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Employment Screening Resources (ESR) saw the potential for phony job seekers looking to file FCRA class action lawsuits over technical violations of the FCRA as far back as a March 25, 2009 blog “Cup of Coffee with that Criminal Conviction? Starbucks Case Underscores Importance of Well-Crafted Employment Application” written by ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen. Continue reading

September Jobs Report Shows Gain in Health Care and Business Services

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in September 2015 led by gains in the health care and professional and business services industries, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — SEPTEMBER 2015’ released by the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Continue reading

August Jobs Report Shows 173,000 Added in Month

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The United States economy added 173,000 jobs in August while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons decreased to 5.1 percent and 8.0 million percent, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — AUGUST 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest jobs report is at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading