I picked the Internet brain today, trying to find out about something I’ve seen on job applications. There are questions which ask if you or anyone in your family is or has been on Food Stamps/SSI in the last 6 months.
I’d heard of the WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) before but hadn’t really looked at it in detail. I still haven’t determined if it’s legal to be asked these questions before you’re hired for the job but at least I know why they’re being asked.
I do feel the need to point out that it’s a program of the DWD, an arm of the DED in my state, Missouri. Which is why when I asked questions at the local Career Center, also run by the DWD, I was surprised they didn’t seem to know anything about it, even at a supervisory level.
But I gave up expecting people to be professional or know their field a long time ago.