Weekly Update: Ban the Box Takes Effect Today – What It Means for Employers

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Ban the Box Takes Effect Today – What It Means for Employers

Employers take notice: Starting today, a new law designed to help people with criminal convictions find employment and rebuild their lives takes effect. The new law requires changes to your application process for job seekers if you do not already comply. During the 2018 legislative session, like a growing number of cities and states, Washington passed a law restricting criminal history inquiries during the hiring process. The measure, often called “Ban the Box,” is named the Washington Fair Chance Act (2SHB 1298), and was signed into law on March 13, by Gov. Jay Inslee. Beginning June 7, public and private employers are prohibited from asking about arrests or convictions until after applicants are determined qualified for a position. Read more…

 

Successful Hospitality Month! Future Employees Land Jobs at Pierce County Hiring Event

As a finale to Hospitality Month 2018, proclaimed by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington Hospitality Association and its partners held a final hiring event in Pierce County seeking to alleviate our industry’s labor shortage by matching ready-to-hire members with job seekers. The job offers on May 31 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma spanned the career ladder from entry level to management and sales positions. More than 51 percent of job seekers left the hiring event with an offer in hand. Learn more here.

 

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