Repeat after me: Job Boards are PLATFORMS, not arbitrators of quality, fairness or morality.
What's a platform? A platform is where the masses can come and use technology in a variety of ways. Think Facebook, think Amazon.
While not as broad as Facebook or Amazon, Monster.com and CareerBuilder are platforms. They're present to help companies get the message out about their open jobs. Morons use Facebook a good bit. Guess what? Morons use Monster.com as well, but that doesn't mean that Monster should bow to pressure like the following outlined over at the Huffington Post:
"For the past several months one labor advocacy group has continuously hammered companies that list job postings discriminating against the jobless.
National Employment Law Project on Wednesday lobbed its latest attack on CareerBuilder.com, which NELP says won't stop posting ads that stipulate applicants must be "currently employed."
"Employers and firms continue to post ads that refuse to even consider the unemployed, regardless of their qualifications," executive director of NELP, Christine Owens, said in a statement. "It's unfair to workers and bad for the economy. We need to be putting Americans back to work, not stigmatizing and prolonging their unemployment."
NELP pointed to five recent listings on CareerBuilder.com with discriminatory language. The unveiling of the job listings by NELP comes just one day after senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to CareerBuilder.com CEO Matt Ferguson asking the website to prohibit companies form posting job ads that discriminate against applicants based on employment status."
CareerBuilder looks to be on the fence, but other job boards are committing one way or another:
"Last month, Indeed.com announced that it would start blocking ads excluding the unemployed from openings saying, "Indeed.com strives to proved the best job search experience for job seekers. Our policy is to exclude job listings that do not comply with federal or local laws related to discriminatory hiring practices as well as job listings that discriminate against the unemployed."
Also last month, about 250,000 Americans sent petitions to Congress opposing hiring practices that discriminate against the unemployed.
Another website, Monster.com, has refused to take down its job postings with discriminatory language, and has stated that while it opposes discrimination, the company "believe[s] it is the responsibility of the employers themselves, rather than Monster, to decide what they say in their job postings and how they want their company to be viewed."
Good for Monster.com. It's a PLATFORM, people. Those companies just did you a favor by sharing how caveman-like they are by showing their true colors. You should be thanking Monster.com for sticking to it's guns, not whining about it and expecting the government to put Monster into a legislative full nelson.
Hate the game. Don't hate a job board that will show you how moronic .02% of the companies listed are. Monster.com just did you a solid.