Not having a job can be biggest obstacle to getting a job

It's one of the great ironies of the Great Recession: Those most in need of a job are least likely to get one.

Advocates of the long-term unemployed say employer bias against hiring an out-of-work person has grown into a form of discrimination that's not only persistent and pervasive but downright blatant.

A recent report by the National Employment Law Project, a worker advocacy group, cited 150 ads in which prospective employers excluded applicants solely because they didn't have a job. …

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