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Old 07-26-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Opyelie View Post
I know some employers do it - but I honestly can't see ANY legitimate reason why they need a SSN to process a job application.
In the world of online applications, companies should not require that information on their applications.

If they do require it and something happens, they should be liable for protecting people from damage.

IMO
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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In the world of online applications, companies should not require that information on their applications.

If they do require it and something happens, they should be liable for protecting people from damage.

IMO

Agreed, for an application it's just NOT necessary, so yes they should be held accountable for any breach of their systems.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Well there's the difference between you and I. I would NEVER post my SS# or birthdate on any website for any reason. And neither would I put that information which you term as "typical" on a job application whether online or at a company's physical site.

I'm sorry, I was trying to be helpful.
a lot of jobs require that now. The county applications where i live ask for driver's license #, SSN and DOB It won't let you complete the applications without this info. I was told you can get around this by putting all 9's in but then if you actually get the job you have to go back and fill out the whole application again with the correct info.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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a lot of jobs require that now. The county applications where i live ask for driver's license #, SSN and DOB It won't let you complete the applications without this info. I was told you can get around this by putting all 9's in but then if you actually get the job you have to go back and fill out the whole application again with the correct info.
Yeah ... The government is the worse when it comes to the type of information requested on job applications. I used to work in a large city HR department and SS# were mandatory on the applications. Those who are saying just don't place that info on the apps must have no desire to work for our ever efficient government.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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LOL - as a non citizen I'm not eligible to work for our glorious gubmint anyways = )
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