Target To Drop Criminal Background Question In Job Applications

Target plans to stop asking prospective employees about their criminal records in initial job applications at all of its U.S. stores, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Huffington Post on Tuesday.

The Minneapolis-based company had been facing pressure to do so from grassroots advocacy group┬áTakeAction Minnesota. Target nevertheless reserved the right to ask about criminal backgrounds after the completion of an applicant’s first interview.

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