There’s a growing problem with companies that refuse to hire people who don’t already have a job. With unemployment at 9%, this kind of discrimination affects a huge number of people. And it hits Black communities particularly hard — more than 15% of African Americans are unemployed.
Our friends at US Action launched a campaign asking job listing websites like Monster.com to ban ads that discriminate against the unemployed. But not only did Monster.com refuse to ban these ads — they actually threatened legal action against US Action for raising the issue. It’s outrageous.
Monster.com needs to hear our voices now. Please join us in calling on Monster.com and other job listing websites to stop publishing ads which discriminate against the unemployed.