Anonymous job applications not needed

Calls for job applications to be made anonymous in order to boost the chances of ethnic minority candidates are unnecessary, Economic Affairs Minister Joop Wijn said today.

Research carried out for his ministry shows that employers look at education and experience rather than ethnicity when deciding who to employ. Punctuality and a lack of piercings were also important. People on social security or incapacity benefit were the least likely to get a job.

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