A segment of the “60 Minutes Overtime” show to the status of the long-term unemployed. The focus was on whether those unemployed felt discriminated against because they were in such a state. The answer was a resounding “yes.” The question now is whether things have changed for this group.
What Scott Pelley discovered during a “60 Minutes” segment on jobs almost a year ago is largely still true.
Except for New Jersey, Oregon and the District of Columbia, there are no legal protections against eliminating long-term unemployed applicants from job interviews. That was the case when “60 Minutes” aired its program in February of 2012, and that is still the case today. Since the segment, no national law has been passed that prevents discrimination relative to long-term unemployment
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