North Carolina Eases Hiring For People With Criminal Records

Aug. 18, 2020, 9:29 PM

People with criminal records will have a better chance at landing a job with a North Carolina agency, under an executive order Gov. Roy Cooper issued Tuesday.

The order removes criminal history questions from state job applications and bars consideration of certain past convictions and charges if they’re unrelated to the job being sought. In issuing the order, the governor said dozens of other jurisdictions provide second chances and it gives North Carolina more hiring choices.

“Not only will this help reduce recidivism, it will give state government access to more qualified job applicants who now don’t even get a ...

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