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Old 06-04-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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What have you done when you have seen this?
Did you just ignore the job posting or did you actually apply for the position?

I know a self-proclaimed "know-it all" and she said that line is discriminatory and against EEOC regulations.
That I should go ahead and apply and then sue the company when they fail to interview me or reject me.
According to their requirements I am like 117% qualified, and that I should sue on both grounds.
Though she did say the settlement would most likely be only court costs and loss of wages had I actually been employed, but that I should sue for the principle of it.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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What have you done when you have seen this?
Did you just ignore the job posting or did you actually apply for the position?

I know a self-proclaimed "know-it all" and she said that line is discriminatory and against EEOC regulations.
That I should go ahead and apply and then sue the company when they fail to interview me or reject me.
According to their requirements I am like 117% qualified, and that I should sue on both grounds.
Though she did say the settlement would most likely be only court costs and loss of wages had I actually been employed, but that I should sue for the principle of it.
Your "know it all" is incorrect. Geographic location is not a protected class.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Yep. She's as wrong as can be.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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Stop giving bad advice!

Direct your friend to this thread.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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Not only is your friend wrong, but you are wasting your time applying. The last two companies I've worked for (now and the previous) didn't hire anyone that wasn't local and literally discard resumes from non-local applicants.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:33 PM
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Location: Jollyville
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All it means is that they are not going to pay to relocate you and they want you to be available in the city to start the job in 2 weeks or less. If you do apply, you might state in a cover letter that you are ready and willing to relocate on your own upon an offer. If there are other qualified candidates who are local, they would probably have an advantage over you. I once applied for a job in a different city. It came down to me and one other candidate - he got the job because he was local.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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There is a provision that federally funded state labor exchange systems cannot post positions that specifiy that only individuals living in a specific geographic location can apply. It's federally funded and they want all individuals who have a right to work in the US to be able to apply.

There's no law out there, that I know of, that says an employer cannot post a position limiting applicants to a specific geographic area so just about any other avenue for advertising the job under these conditions is allowed.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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There is a provision that federally funded state labor exchange systems cannot post positions that specifiy that only individuals living in a specific geographic location can apply. It's federally funded and they want all individuals who have a right to work in the US to be able to apply.
That law would make sense as it is supposed to be labor exchange between states.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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Local candidates are usually preferred but seldom is that stated. Nonetheless candidates from outside the area get hired even during a depression.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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Another example of the job market, there is no need to consider people from other areas when there are plenty of qualified candidates locally to choose from. Stating local only means fewer applications to plow through.

Back in the 90s people would not only consider out-of-state applicants but would fly them out for interviews, it's just not the same now.
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