Governor Roy Cooper Signs Executive Order to Improve Fair Hiring Practices at North Carolina State

An executive order has been signed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper that aims to implement fair chance policies at state agencies to increase employment opportunities for individuals with criminal records. The governor believes that “people who have made mistakes often deserve a second chance, and having a job helps turn lives around.” According to the National Employment Law Project, the implementation of fair chance hiring policies allows those with a criminal history to be more fairly considered based on their qualifications.

 

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