Felony checkbox removed from State of Michigan job applications, statewide licensing applications
Job seekers with criminal pasts got welcome news last week when Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder issued a directive to remove the question of a criminal record from initial screenings for state jobs.
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is getting rid of the "Were you convicted of a felony" question on state licensing applications and job applications for all state departments and agencies.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is ordering the state to no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is “banning the box” on state job applications in an attempt to help formerly convicted felons return to the workforce and set an example for employers across Michigan.
The checkbox asking applicants if they have been convicted of a felony is being removed from the state's job posting website and from occupation and construction code licensing applications.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive directive Friday barring state job applications from including a check box for past felony convictions and urged private employers to do the same.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced Friday the state will stop asking job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony.
Governor signs an executive directive instructing all state departments and agencies to remove the felony question box.
A simple question is being removed from many job applications across Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder announced the state will no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony.
Governor directs State of Michigan departments to eradicate felony question prior to occupational licensing, state job applications
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