D.C. Council Passes Bill Lowering Barriers To Employment For Residents With Criminal Records | DCist

December 18, 2020
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On December 18, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, The impact of occupational licensing requirements in D.C., was cited by DCist:

Earlier this year, the District’s protections for criminal-record-holding citizens seeking occupational licenses received a C- grade in a nationwide report on licensing barriers from the Institute for Justice. According to a 2019 D.C. Policy Center report, 12% of the city’s private sector jobs are regulated by a licensing board — and while workers may typically earn more in a licensed occupation, the regulatory burdens of obtaining one often create barriers for low-income residents, returning citizens, or those with criminal records.

Read more: D.C. Council Passes Bill Lowering Barriers To Employment For Residents With Criminal Records | DCist

Related: The impact of occupational licensing requirements in D.C. | D.C. Policy Center

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