About Soumya Karlamangla

oumya Karlamangla is a news reporter, covering local government and health. A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley.

Garcetti, Curren Price Ask Employers Not to Reject Formerly Incarcerated

o people with criminal records are not automatically rejected when they apply for jobs, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price proposed Friday that employers be asked to conduct background checks only after a candidate has been found to be qualified. Price said people who have had trouble with the law are often disqualified before they can even really begin the job application process. That makes it especially difficult for those who've been incarcerated to re-enter society. "Los Angeles … [Read more...]