Anonymous Job Applications German Pilot Project Aims to Reduce Discrimination

Germany's Family Ministry and five major corporations are launching a pilot project to test anonymized job applications. They hope it will reduce discrimination against people with immigrant backgrounds, women with children and seniors. But will it stop prejudice or merely delay it until the interview process?
Von Jessica Donath
In Germany, it is common for a resume or curriculum vitae to include sensitive personal information, like date of birth, nationality or even marital status. One government agency is hoping to eliminate that practice.

In Germany, it is common for a resume or curriculum vitae to include sensitive personal information, like date of birth, nationality or even marital status. One government agency is hoping to eliminate that practice.

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