The job search site Monster.com has been allowing potential employers to bar anyone who is currently unemployed from filing an application. This is part of an appalling national trend where those protected “job creators” are turning away anyone not currently employed.
Kelly Wiedemer, who has been unemployed since 2008, has started a petition drive to demand that Monster.com ban these ads as discriminatory. To join her protest, please go to Change.org for the link to Kelly’s petition.
It is grossly unfair that any company refuses to take applications from potentially well-qualified applicants who have been unemployed through no fault of their own. The unemployed should be the ones receiving preferential treatment instead of those who just want to change jobs. It doesn’t help the economy for people to just be shuffled around from job to job instead of opportunities being opened up for those who really need them. Please let Monster.com know how you feel about this.