The mortgage industry meltdown torched a lot of individual credit ratings as it wreaked havoc on the international economy. Now, it appears employers are increasingly using a poor credit history to deny employment to jobseekers.

That’s the conclusion of a study by think-tank Demos, based upon a survey of nearly 1,000 low-to-mid-income households combined with existing data on credit checks and employment.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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