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Proposed ordinance would give adults with criminal record a better chance of being hired

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- 160,000 adults in Louisville have a criminal record, and now Metro Council wants to make sure they have a better chance of getting hired.

A new ordinance would "ban the box" that job applicants have to check on an application if they've ever been convicted of a crime.

Supporters of the new ordinance say they want to make the hiring process for city jobs more fair.  Some job categories would be exempt from the rule.

The council doesn't have to take action until next March.

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