Mad Ads: These Employers Don't Want The Jobless
On employment ads, the plot thickens
In the first installment of our Mad Ads series, ["Many Employers Only Want to Hire the Currently Employed"] we shed light on a problem where companies are advertising jobs only to the "currently employed," an exacerbation to an existing problem of massive unemployment in the nation. The National Employment Law Project has been hard on the case, while members of Congress are hoping to pass the Fair Employment Opportunity Act to prevent companies from posting these kinds of advertisements.
The Loop 21 presented six ads in our pilot demonstrating the discriminatory language for jobs like chefs, teachers and manager.
Today, we present two more ads we couldn't ignore:
1. In one Craigslist ad out of Los Angeles, in order to manage a Sundays-only project that feeds the homeless, the ad asks, "Are you currently employed during the week?"
2. In a Craigslist ad posted in Columbia, South Carolina, "Unique Business Model," a rather sleazy ad -- teasing $10,000 a month, and a "FREE" car -- says in all caps that the candidate "MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED"
To view all ads, check them out here.