Report: Dodgy Dossiers Hurt Job-Seekers' Chances

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criminal background check accuracy errors
criminal background check accuracy errors

By Daniel Wagner


WASHINGTON -- Thousands of U.S. job hunters are losing out because employers use faulty background-check data drawn from shoddy records, consumer advocates say in a new report.

Those advocates want the government to make sure people know what information prospective employers see, so that errors can be corrected and abusive companies can be held responsible.