Apple Rescinds Policy on Hiring Felons for Construction Work

The San Jose Mercury News has a full story on this, but here’s the full statement Apple is sending out to the press:

“We believe in opportunity for everyone, and Apple has never had a blanket ban on hiring people with felony convictions. It recently came to our attention that, as part of a background check process unique to the Apple Campus 2 construction project, a few applicants were turned away because they had been convicted of a felony within the past seven years. We recognize that this may have excluded some people who deserve a second chance. We have now removed that restriction and instructed our contractors on the project to evaluate all applicants equally, on a case by case basis, as we would for any role at Apple.”

This sounds exactly as it should be.

Thursday, 9 April 2015