Target Agrees to Review Screening of Job Applicants Amid Claims of Bias

Target Agrees to Review Screening of Job Applicants Amid Claims of Bias

Target agreed on Thursday to revise guidelines for how it screens people seeking jobs at its stores, a step meant to quell complaints that the retailer discriminates against black and Hispanic applicants with criminal records that can include offenses too minor or old to affect their performance as employees.

The move comes in a labor market so tight that companies are hiring applicants they would not have considered before, including people who have criminal records or, in some cases, are still incarcerated.

Those pressing the complaints against Target said the agreement announced on Thursday would create even more opportunities for fresh starts.

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