USA: Apple rescinds policy against hiring former felons for construction on new headquarters

Author: Julia Love, San Jose Mercury News (USA), Published on:

"Apple rescinds policy against hiring felons for construction work", 9 Apr 2015

Apple has opened the door for construction workers with recent felonies on their records to help build its new campus.  The tech giant has lifted a requirement that people who had been convicted of felonies within the past seven years could not work on the massive Cupertino construction project, Apple spokesman Josh Rosenstock [said]... After the policy came to light this week, Apple came under fire from union leaders and advocates, who say construction jobs are a key source of work for felons trying to transition back into society. 

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