Fair Hiring Toolkit

Explore our Fair Hiring Toolkit to learn how you can take steps to protect migrant workers.

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Fair Hiring Framework for Responsible Business

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Worker Profiles

Meet workers who traveled thousands of miles to find work in hopes of a better life.
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Verite Training Programs

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Fair Hiring Toolkit for Suppliers

Examine your hiring practices to ensure you aren’t contributing to forced labor
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Migrant workers all around the world make the products we buy and harvest the food we eat. 

These migrants leave home for jobs that can help them achieve a better life, or simply allow them to feed their family. Almost all of our products - clothes, shoes, computers, toys, furniture and food - involve a supply chain that employs migrant workers. Migrants provide the flexible workforce that keeps our just-in-time global economy humming.
 
Workers will go to great lengths to snag promising jobs, no matter where they are located. Often workers become indebted to middlemen - labor recruiters and moneylenders - whose practices can be exploitative and illegal and it becomes difficult or impossible to come out on top.
 
Our research showed us that:
    • The job probably won't pay what the recruiter promised;
    • They don't often know about the compound interest on their debt, which increases every month;
    • There are illegal wage deductions and unexpected fees;
    • Their passports may be taken away so that they can't complain or flee;
    • Their work visas will tie them to their employer, giving them no other alternative way to dig themselves out of debt;
    • What they also don't know is that they may end up for months - even years -- in slave-like conditions or debt bondage.


How do we end this practice? Verité's Help Wanted initiative begins with fair hiring worldwide.

Our Help Wanted Initiative addresses the recruitment and hiring practices of workers in all supply chains. Explore our Fair Hiring Toolkit to learn more. 

Help Wanted: Fair, safe and legal working conditions begin with hiring