Know Your Rights as a Job Applicant with a Criminal Record in Pennsylvania

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Your Rights When You’re Applying for a Job with a Criminal Record

Options for Clearing your Criminal Record

Did You Know?

Criminal records are extremely common.

Criminal records create significant barriers to employment.

  • 96% of employers conduct some kind of criminal background check on their job applicants
  • Up to 75% of returning citizens are unemployed a year after release; 27% remain shut out of the workforce long after they’ve done their time and come home.

A person’s criminal history often has no relationship to her ability to do a job well.

Discrimination against job seekers with criminal records hurts our community.