Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy held a press conference in New Britain, CT on January 27 where he announced new initiatives designed to help unemployed workers, particularly those over age 50, find a job. A highlight of his proposal was legislation "that will prohibit an employer or an employment agency from advertising a job opening stating that an individual must be currently employed for consideration for a position; or directing or requesting an employment agency to screen applicants based on employment status. Unfortunately, this practice has become all too prevalent in Connecticut and across the country, making it even more difficult for workers over age 50 - who tend to be out of work longer than younger job seekers - to find a job.
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