St. Louis Bans the Box to Help Ex-Offenders Find County Jobs

St. Louis County has joined other area governments that have enacted ban the box policies, prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories in their initial employment applications. The executive order, signed by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, asks the county director of administration and director of personnel to remove criminal history from employment applications. It does not, however, prevent a criminal background check as a condition of employment in St. Louis County government.

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