Job Applicants Forced to Seek Pardons for Misdemeanors

When Jason Bell was 16 he drove into a state park without an entry permit sticker -- and got pulled over. That $10 ticket, together with another misdemeanor charge he got in college, nearly kept Bell from getting a job as an account executive in Lincoln, Neb., almost 10 years later. Amanda Schroeder, now 28 and a child-protection specialist living in Denver, said a minor "in possession" drinking ticket she received in high school stalled her efforts to get a social worker's license in...Full Story
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