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White House ‘ban the box’ program picks up big partner

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Walmart has signed the White House’s Fair Chance Business Pledge, bringing to 185 the number of employers joining an Obama administration campaign to help job candidates with criminal histories find their way back into the workforce. Each year, more than 600,000 inmates are released from federal and state prisons.

The pledge program calls on employers to “ban the box” asking about arrests and convictions on job applications and to engage in hiring practices that do not unnecessarily place jobs out of reach for candidates with criminal records.

Learn more about the Fair Chance Business Pledge at www.whitehouse.gov/issues/criminal-justice/fair-chance-pledge.

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