York City Council adopted a new hiring policy with the goal of giving people who  have served their time equal opportunity to find employment.  The new hiring policy has York, PA joining an ever-growing list of states and municipalities in ‘banning the box’, which removes from job applications questions regarding an applicant’s past criminal record.

While the new policy applies only to city jobs, the York City Council is encouraging all businesses within the city to follow suite in banning the box.

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