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Trouble Finding A Job? Could Your Pennsylvania Criminal Record Be To Blame?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Trouble Finding A Job? Could Your Pennsylvania Criminal Record Be To Blame?

Since the Great Recession, many employers have enjoyed the opportunity to choose among multiple eager, qualified candidates for all open positions. Although unemployment rates have improved, some employers are still being choosy, and if you have a criminal conviction in your past — even a minor misdemeanor or juvenile offense — you could find yourself repeatedly being passed over for employment opportunities. Fortunately, there are some provisions in Pennsylvania law that can allow you to have a criminal conviction sealed from an official background check or expunged. Read on to learn more about the situations in which your criminal convictions could be sealed or even permanently removed from your record, as well as how pending changes in Pennsylvania law could help make this process available to even more citizens. When can your criminal records be sealed from employers’ view? ...

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