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View Diary: Scott Walker's poster boy for job creation is a sex offender and forger (114 comments)

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  •  Well he might potentially lose his job now (0+ / 0-)

    And unemployment and poverty push recidivism.

    " Walker said he had assumed that the man's employer, Ariens Co. in Brillion, had done a background check when it actually had not. Ariens spokeswoman Ann Stilp issued a statement saying the company recommended Barber for the speech as an example of an employee who had been unemployed before coming to Ariens.

    "We recommended him because he demonstrated initiative in turning seasonal employment into full-time employment and used training to advance to a welder position within the company," Stilp said. "We did this based on his job performance as an employee since December of 2012. As part of recommending him for the speech, we did not know the details of his record."

    Stilp said Ariens is now reviewing its hiring process.

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    Still the issue isn't that the man had a record, it's the fact nobody bothered to vet them before hand to avoid potential embarrassment like this. It's hardly the first time it's happened either that the media got hold of the fact someone had a less than savoury past that was showed as a upstanding example by a politician either, though it's the first I recall in 6 years or more personally.

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