Add Your Voice to the Call to End Unemployment Discrimination in Illinois

As appalling as it may be, a shocking number of employers these days are publishing job listings with the caveat that the unemployed need not apply.  This unemployment discrimination is so backwards and plain old wrong that I have a hard time wrapping my mind around it.  We are currently facing one of the worst economies this country has ever seen and there is a glut of talented, intelligent, ambitious individuals without jobs who are looking for work.  And yet, for some unfathomable reason, many employers have simply written them off as undesirable employees.

Some states, including New Jersey, have passed legislation making this type of discrimination unlawful.  Unfortunately, Illinois is not one of them.  Our own state recently failed to pass a pending bill that would address this very issue.

If you want to show your support for a bill that tells employers that they cannot discriminate against the unemployed, please sign your name to this petition.  It’s important that your legislators hear your voice!