To the Editor: The Morning Journal, in its reprint of the Lima News’ editorial, is correct that we should applaud businesses that are adding jobs in these difficult times, and that we must do more to encourage an economic recovery (“Sen. Brown shouldn’t put hurdles in front of hiring,” editorial, Sept. 27.)
But unemployed Ohioans may take issue with the characterization of an effort to ensure that they are able to apply for open positions as a “hurdle.” Right now, some job postings state that in order to be considered for a position, applicants must be currently employed. I’m fighting to pass common-sense legislation that would prevent these discriminatory postings and give unemployed Americans a fair shake at finding new jobs.
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