Trial with anonymous job applications

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5 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – Employment agency Manpower is launching a national trial with anonymous job applications. In proposing candidate employees to businesses, only relevant information and experience will be passed on and the name of the candidate will not be mentioned.

5 June 2007

AMSTERDAM – Employment agency Manpower is launching a national trial with anonymous job applications. In proposing candidate employees to businesses, only relevant information and experience will be passed on and the name of the candidate will not be mentioned.

The experiment is aimed at helping more people of minority background find a job. The employment agency and the Taskforce on youth unemployment are presenting the plans on Tuesday.

Experiments with anonymous job applications have been held locally in the past, but this is the first time that this kind of initiative is being held on the national level.

Studies show that unemployment among minorities is 3.5 times as high as among native Dutch, the AD reports. Discrimination continues to be one of the most significant obstacles to minorities on the labour market.

A survey by TNS Nipo, commissioned by the Taskforce for youth unemployment and Manpower, shows that 30 percent of employees and employers think anonymous job application is a good idea. Just over one in five employers is willing to work on this basis.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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