Pucci Foods — Unfair Hiring Practices
During the month of August -- This company had a job posting for various positions. I applied for one position and came to a job fair because the part-time HR (Yvonne Denison) emailed job-seekers saying she was overwhelmed by the amount of applicants, so it was easier for her to have them come to a job fair. Okay, I did. I also was successful at getting a second interview and was hoping to get a third interview with the CEO. The Sales Manager (Ricky) and another co-worker interviewed me for the second interview. The Sales Manager said I was well-qualified but I got the all to common canned email response:
"...We appreciate getting resumes from such quality people like yourself.
We have, however, decided to pursue other candidates that we believe better match the qualifications and background for the position. "
The Pucci Foods company has no integrity. I left a message with the Sales Manager to find out why he would tell me I'm well-qualified and not be picked. Hypocrite! I also sent an email letter to the CEO of the company,
no answer. Future Note: This part time HR only likes to deal with people by email, only. And, she had told me that her previous job experience & employer was a negative experience. Why did she tell me that, I had mentioned I had a LinkedIn.com profile and she responded she didn't anymore because she didn't want her previous employer to see her current employer.
I wasted time, gas, and sincerity. I did not appreciate filling out a paper application prior to the second interview. The application packet had the application itself, consumer report check, and drug testing section.
I truly believe there is discrimination. Our Government needs to legislate.
We need help for the long-term Unemployed not hinderance. I did fax a copy of a letter to the President, local Congressman, and other politicians on how bad the employment practices are.
The Yahoo Finance weblink below shows an article on Job searching but also has comments from other Job-Seekers and how bad their job searching and interview experiences has been.
HR 1113 - Rep. Hank Johnson [GA-4] - Adding "Unemployment" Status To Civil Rights/Discrimination Laws?
HR 589 - Rep. Barbra Lee [CA-9] - UI Extension For 99ERS?
HR 321 - Rep. Steve Cohen [TN-9] - Prohibit Employers From Using Credit Score or Credit History Against Unemployed People . I heard from other Unemployed people that this unfair hiring practice id being used.
“We are in the great recession and this creates a vicious cycle, ” said Maryland Delegate Kirill Reznik. “People lose their jobs, that naturally precipitates them getting behind on bills, their credit scores go down, they are trying to find a job to pay off the bills, and employers won’t hire them because of their credit score.”