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Orange County to ‘Ban the Box’ Asking Job Applicants About Past Criminal Convictions

At Orange County’s second annual “Desmond Meade Day,” it was announced that people applying for a job with the Orange County government will no longer have to disclose prior criminal convictions at the beginning of the application process. Officials and advocates hope the move will improve access to employment for those with a criminal record. Human Resources Director Ricardo Daye said the county is in the process of revamping its application process to eliminate the question of past convictions for most jobs and hopes to have the new policy implemented this month. The question will not, however, be removed from certain public safety positions. He sees the move as a way to expand the pool of applicants.

 

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