Linkedin's latest "Fair Chance" feature is helping candidates with criminal records find work

March 1, 2020
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One of LinkedIn's goals for 2020 and onwards will be on economic opportunity and growth, as well as real, authentic equality when it comes to employment.

That's a lofty goal, but an important one - according to LinkedIn's research, people with the right connections alone have a 12x better chance of obtaining their dream career.

But it's not just connections, it comes down to circumstances, locations - there's a range of factors which can help to level the playing field for job seekers and candidates.

And this week, LinkedIn is taking on another key element, with a new "Fair Chance" filter for job ads on the platform, which aims to help people who have a criminal record find employers who are open to hiring them.

As per LinkedIn:

"One community facing a unique set of barriers includes the more than 70 million Americans who have a criminal record, many of whom have served time and are trying to reenter the workforce. That’s why we’re excited to roll out a new “Fair Chance '' job filter to help job-seekers easily identify employers who have committed to consider applicants with a criminal record, thus removing a major barrier from their job search process."

Read more here.

March 1, 2020

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