Wall Street Journal Online (02/09/12) Samantha Gross
In a State of the City speech on Feb. 9, New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn said the council is considering a measure that would make it illegal for city employers to not hire applicants because they are unemployed, which she considers to be discrimination. Similar bills are being considered by state and federal lawmakers. Another proposal announced by Quinn would assist small businesses in hiring in neighborhoods with high unemployment rates using federal tax credits.
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