Penguin ditches degree requirement for job applicants

Publisher’s attempt to open employment opportunities to more diverse range of candidates follows similar step by Ernst & YoungGlobal publishing group Penguin Random House will no longer require candidates for new jobs to have a university degree, it has announced.The company said it wanted to open up opportunities to attract more varied candidates into publishing, an industry that has been criticised for its lack of diversity. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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