Apple Named Alongside Companies Sworn To Support Long-Term Unemployment
Gabriel Roşu / 3 years ago
President Obama is hosting a meeting of CEOs at the White House later today to promote his efforts on the subject of long-term unemployment. White House officials say that about 300 businesses have agreed to alter hiring policies, including 21 of the 50 biggest American corporations, and 47 out of the top 200.
It appears that Apple is among of a number of US corporations that have agreed to change hiring practices to avoid discriminating against the long-term unemployed. Other businesses participating in the pledge include Deloitte, Walmart, General Motors, Motorola, Walgreens, Ford, BlackRock, eBay, Boeing, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, McDonald’s, and Marriott. The specific hiring changes that might take place are unknown though, and White House officials aren’t giving an estimate as to how many people might be helped by the plan.
Studies taken by the Times show that people are less likely to be accepted for interviews by employers the longer they’ve been unemployed. While by definition the long-term unemployed can only take positions that would’ve been filled by the short-term jobless, the White House says it wants to prevent people from giving up on finding work.
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