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August 4 2015

Koch Industries Decision to 'Ban The Box ' Signals Broad, Growing Appeal for Fair-Hiring Practices

"Koch Industries, Inc. 's announcement that it will remove conviction history questions from its job applications is the latest sign that momentum for criminal justice reform and fair-hiring practices is building on both sides of the political aisle and across the business community. Koch Industries, a major funder and advocate of criminal justice reform, joins Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other large national employers in adopting ban-the-box. ""The fact that more and more of our nation 's major employers�including a company like Koch Industries that is synonymous with conservative politics�are choosing to embrace fair-chance hiring policies shows that this is an idea with broad appeal whose time has come,"" said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project."