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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Cohen Raises Questions About Fairness of Hiring Practices.”

The last time you applied for a job, you probably assumed your application and resume were the only things your future employer used to make a decision about whether or not to hire you.

Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have been working on a project that may change your mind on this idea.

Together, they co-authored an op-ed piece in Time describing why “It’s time to stop employer credit checks.” They’ve also introduced an “Equal Employment for All Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives.

You probably never realized it, but many employers are pulling your credit score before they hire you. If your score doesn’t match up to what they’re looking for, you might just miss out on your next big opportunity.

To read the rest of my column, and to find out how to overcome credit score difficulties, visit the Memphis Daily News website here.

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JJ Weir

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