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Boring flow into what president Obama's thinking for his next big jobs plan that's gonna be announced next week.
Let's listen to the president himself.
We have seen instances in which employers are export through so and we don't wanna take a look at folks -- been unemployed.
Well equities that that makes -- -- Serbs and I know there's legislation without support of of the says the you know you cannot.
Discriminate against folks because they've been -- import.
I so present Obama makes.
Unemployed people are being discriminated against in the job market He supports regulations.
To change this our next guest said not -- Citi changed all this and discrimination should be illegal.
But that employment web sites like monster.
Should stop posting jobs that discourage applications are applicants from the unemployed -- It's not fair He is Alan Charney director of strategy and policy.
Action -- progressive.
-- -- first up.
The big picture here is -- so are we ought hire people haven't implore people coveted job and I look.
Figure -- I say -- but -- work in the last twelve months and then you say.
I was unemployed.
Right right so -- I make a judgment as an employer about why you were unemployed in one of those judgments could be.
That IPO -- that.
But maybe you don't you got a fairly cut you see -- a great guy or may be that you know your skills aren't up detect what is wrong with companies.
You know looking at understanding that there if -- been -- but unemployed for certain out of time before I interview.
-- you you want to have those applications in front of the employer.
The problem with what's going on with companies right now and with monster and Korea build this is that the ads are explicitly saying.
Unemployed need not apply.
OK well that's a little over the top but that's what they're saying right that's very explicitly that's why we're reacting we're not saying.
That employees shouldn't take someone's employment history into account -- in make a decision about where they want to hire them.
But let all the information be in front of the -- Again I have an employer and let's just say that -- what I have noticed is is that when I hire people been unemployed for a year year and a half.
They took out a lot worst for me I'm not saying is that as well let's just say that was what my experience don't I as the employer have the right to say and by the way.
I'm not it's -- right -- -- it hiring people who are unemployed.
Well we feel that that's not the case.
That you can't stomach what you can't make blanket considered you can't make blanket discrimination against a I think decisions every business is about discriminating business that as a -- -- don't want this person what the president is makes very concrete decisions about very specific people.
Business does not succeed but make general decisions about hope classes -- well I tell you -- still -- businesses aren't -- very general distinctions about people ought to sell to now so -- was at a higher it's a delicate time when this is has made decisions that they -- gonna hire African Americans a certain position right when it.
Right that hurt the economy.
That hurt those dozens of they were bad business decisions bad business.
De regulation so so does it help is it -- one iota for an applicant when I say will gosh.
I'm not supposed to say I'm not interested in and aren't people who have been unemployed for -- -- -- didn't set yet but now -- the interview this let me tell -- it was -- media but I just don't hire people who have been unemployed.
Well that's a bad business decisions why is it bad businesses while look at this way -- -- take -- -- for example.
At one time in my life I was unemployed for a long time right I was tied by US action after being unemployed for several months I've turned out to be an extremely good employee that -- expect -- -- -- -- -- it and certainly humble.
-- at what I don't understand you know the other side -- this is.
Is what are the reasons white people hire people who are employed because I know exactly what they're doing and other business contacts I know the context of what they're doing a threat so I feel like I'm making a better higher because I can make our calls to the existing customer the person has been as a lot of reasons why people.
Like to -- really talented people.
That's right and there's a lot of reasons why a lot of people now are unemployed.
No cause of their own because of the economic crisis who went through what a lot of talent a lot of experience -- I got a connection fitness.
And -- -- is a lot of loyalty.
A person who's unemployed for a long time I would argue will be much more loyal than a new job in some when you pulled from another job who two years from now will then be poached.
For another job you know what.
Loyalties multi I am an employer I want to hire the very best person who's gonna be the most success.
And I should have the right to make my decision matrix based on what works for me.
You -- as long as you have all the information in front of you but by -- -- a class of people from from your decision making process you're not.
Engaging in goodness so what is our president mr.
Obama gonna do to help these -- you know suffering people that you know being disseminated on the we were very happy that the president made those remarks -- the day there is legislation in congress that's been introduced both in the house and the senate.
Two -- that.
The capacity of companies.
On the basis of one's employment status well I I appreciate your perspective I think you're dead right on multiple levels but particularly the fact that we you know business and decision making is is making these hard decisions that you got to make -- with imperfect information -- product -- -- -- -- on the.
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