Employers gauge job candidates’ credit

By Channing Turner, The Arizona Republic. Staying competitive in today’s job market increasingly means staying on top of your bills, as more companies now check job candidates’ credit history to …

New UMOM Shelter Opens to 112 Families

By Jan Buchholz, The Phoenix Business Journal. Arizona’s largest homeless shelter will open this weekend when 112 single-parent families move into the remodeled Days Inn motel at 3333 E. Van …

Potential employers take peek

By Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic. Paying bills late and other credit problems can make it harder to land a job. Employers increasingly are pulling credit reports on job applicants, …

Second Chances

By Carol Patton, Human Resource Executive Online. Ever on the lookout for specialized talent, companies are turning to an unlikely source of labor: people with criminal pasts. Joel Andino works …

More felon records erased

By Marisa Schultz, The Detroit News. More than 1,100 Michigan ex-cons had their criminal records erased in the first six months of this year, an almost 60 percent increase that …