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In Defense of Fair Hiring: Verité launches a toolkit for the ethical recruitment of migrant workers.

Author: Erin Klett, Verité, in Policy Innovations [USA], Published on: 22 July 2011

...[In] too many cases these [migrant workers on temporary contracts] endure human trafficking and forced labor. These abuses can be traced back to how they were recruited and hired into their jobs...Brokers often charge excessively high fees for their services...They also frequently misrepresent the job terms and salary to the jobseeker...By the time he discovers that the job pays much less than promised,...[the worker is] stuck on a temporary work visa that ties him to a job he didn't want, vulnerable to further exploitation, and with little or no recourse...This June, Verité launched the Fair Hiring Toolkit—a clearinghouse of information, tools, and techniques for taking action to manage labor brokers and protect migrant workers from exploitation...The Fair Hiring Toolkit provides resources not only for companies...but also for governments, investor groups, social auditors, labor rights advocates, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. [refers to steps taken by Apple]

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Related companies: Apple