It’s a sad truth that there used to be a stigma against hiring the unemployed. It was thought that the unemployed job candidate had more weaknesses or deficiencies than someone that was gainfully employed. In other words, somehow being unemployed equated to being less valued in the eyes of recruiters.

But in today’s economy, that argument simply doesn’t hold water. With the recession, massive company layoffs, and the highest unemployment rate seen in recent years, unemployment — and quite often lengthy unemployment — is common in the current society.

Unfortunately, some companies are still holding this black mark against the unemployed. The Chicago Tribune[1]