JPMorgan Chase Pledges to Hire People With Criminal Records


Banking company JPMorgan Chase is looking to hire people you'd think would be the first to have their resumes tossed out -- people who have been convicted but served their time.

While unemployment numbers are down overall, the same can't be said for people with convictions on their records, CNN reported.

JPMorgan Chase has begun hiring people who have records for entry-level jobs. The jobs include transaction processing and account servicing, according to CNN.

The move could keep former convicts from repeating the cycle of freedom and jail.

But all crimes are not exempt. JPMorgan officials said they are not changing their standards. For example, if an applicant robbed a bank, they won't be considered for a job at the banking company, CNN reported.

Last year the company hired about 2,000 people who had been convicted of low-level crimes like disorderly conduct, personal drug possession and driving under the influence, CBS News reported.

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