County Executive George Latimer recently signed an Executive Order that will help put Westchester residents back to work. The Fair Chance to Work Executive Order prohibits the County from inquiring about past convictions during the initial application process. It is believed the Executive Order will be good for the countys economy by increasing income tax contributions and consumer activity and boosting sales tax revenues. It in no way prohibits background checks or fingerprinting from being performed following the submission of an applicant for employment, especially for those jobs that involve children, seniors and other vulnerable positions.

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