Koch Industries Embraces Ban the Box on Its Job Applications
Date:  05-01-2015

One of America’s largest companies opens the door to employment opportunities to people with a criminal history
In a April 27 interview with USA Today, Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries, announced that the company has eliminated questions concerning prior arrests and convictions job applications.

According to the USA Today article:

The company's CEO, Charles Koch, a billionaire known for his support of Republican candidates and libertarian causes, has made overhauling the criminal-justice system a priority. Mark Holden, Koch's general counsel and senior vice president, said it made common sense for the company to take this step.

"Do we want to be judged for the rest of our life for something that happened on our worst day?" Holden said during an interview with USA TODAY at the company's headquarters.

Koch Industries announcement created headlines around the world. Read Poltico's coverage of this promising action by one of America's largest employers here.