Employers to Long-Term Jobless: 'You Need Not Apply'

Long-Term Jobless
Long-Term Jobless

As if being unemployed itself wasn't challenging enough, companies routinely exclude long-term jobless applicants from being considered for job openings, a new report finds.

Despite increased scrutiny and strong public opposition to the practice, employers and staffing firms continue to deny job opportunities to those workers hardest hit by the economic downturn, according to the report, released by the National Employment Law Project, a worker advocacy organization.