Have you ever been looking for a job and after reading about it you look at the qualifications and they say, “You must be currently working”? Sounds completey backwards right? Well according to the Huffington Post, a job recruiting website called The People Place, that hire those in the areas of “telecommunications, aerospace/defense and engineering industries” advertised the position of “Quality Engineer”, but included in the qualifications in “red print at the bottom of the ad says, ‘Client will not consider/review anyone NOT currently employed regardless of the reason.’
Employers believe that they are in the fight of their lives to find candidates for the jobs they have available that maintain the “skill set” they’re looking for. And believe it or not, it’s not illegal. The illegal aspect of the ads will come into play if the feds or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) find that the discrimination results in a large number of minorities being closed out of job opportunities. But, as it is, the job market has been flooded with qualifed applicants that are out of work.
Of the companies that specified they would not accept any applications from the unemployed, only one company retracted that statement saying that they were in error. Read more here if you are searching for a job. You have to know what you’re up against out there.