Indiana Gov. Holcomb announces ‘ban the box’ via Executive Order

On Tuesday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced that he will issue an Executive Order to ‘ban the box’ (to remove questions about prior arrest and criminal history from job applications) for future Indiana state employees. Governor Holcomb’s decision, will reduce barriers to employment for more than 1.12 million Hoosiers with records in the state’s criminal history file, or over 17% of the state’s population. With the Executive Order announced Tuesday, Indiana would become the 27th state to adopt a statewide ‘ban the box’ policy. The announcement applies only to Indiana’s public sector jobs. END STORY

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