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Could Bad Credit Cost You a Job?

Posted on 08/12/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkSo you aced the job interview. But can you pass the credit check? That’s right, a growing number of employers are checking job applicants’ credit reports, even when the job doesn’t involve financial responsibilities and management. About six in 10 employers conduct credit checks on at least some of their job applicants before deciding whether to extend an offer; 13 percent conduct them on all candidates. The upshot? One in 10 unemployed workers say they’ve been turned down for a job …