A woman looks at posted job opportunities at a Denver employment office last Friday.
A woman looks at posted job opportunities at a Denver employment office last Friday. Ed Andrieski/AP
Some employers won't consider new applicants unless they already have profitable jobs. That's according to new data from the National Employment Law Project. Some see this hiring practice as discriminatory. Others say it's efficient for screening. To learn how widespread this exclusion is, and what the unemployed can do when running into it, host Michel Martin speaks with NELP's Christine Owens and Attorney Randy Coffey.