JPMorgan Wants to Hire People with Criminal Backgrounds
By Anneken Tappe
JPMorgan wants to give people with criminal records a second chance at a good job. The United States is boasting its lowest unemployment rate in nearly 50 years, but that doesn't hold true for people with prior convictions. Enter the largest bank in the country, which said on Monday it wants to level the playing field. "When someone cannot get their foot in the door to compete for a job, it is bad for business and bad for communities that need access to economic opportunity," said JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in a press release.