East Bay Express: California Health Department Opposes Bill to Help Formerly Incarcerated People Access Jobs

August 14, 2014

People with criminal records often face a steep uphill battle when trying to find employment after incarceration — a challenge which can trap them in poverty as they struggle to rehabilitate their lives. Securing stable, living-wage jobs can be particularly difficult for this population, which is why civil rights advocates are promoting legislation that would eliminate a key employment barrier in the healthcare industry. Senate Bill 1384, which passed the state Senate in June and will soon face a vote at the Assembly, would change the law so that people hoping to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs) would no longer face automatic license denials due to past convictions. 

Source: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2014/08/14/california-health-department-opposes-bill-to-help-formerly-incarcerated-people-access-jobs