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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Many are re-writing (or even erasing) criminal records

Last night, a story on KMSP (Fox 9) here in the Twin Cities caught my attention. It had to do with an emerging trend… where people are going to court to expunge their criminal records. Having a record, they argue, is creating a vicious circle, whereby they cannot get a job, a loan, or a place to live. So they’re doing what they can to erase DUIs, misdemeanors, or other crimes. Click below to see the story for yourself, or visit KMSP’s website by clicking here.

Many Minnesotans Sealing Criminal Records:

Implications: I have an opinion on this matter, but thankfully, I get to keep it to myself... and focus only on the consumer trend within this story. In an ever competitive job market, candidates are going to exploit every advantage, and erase every disadvantage they can. This story illustrated, for me, both the competitive nature of today’s workplace.

Mike Anderson, for the Elm Street Economics consumer trends blog. A service of The Center for Sales Strategy, Inc.

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