What's In A Name? José Zamora Becomes Joe To Find Job And Uncovers Hiring Discrimination

What's In A Name? José Zamora Becomes Joe To Find Job And Uncover Hiring Discrimination
For José Zamora, job hunting was a full-time job that resulted in disappointment. In a Buzzfeed video (which you can watch below), Zamora narrates how he applied anywhere from 50 to 100 jobs a day only to receive no response. Ultimately, Zamora dropped a single letter in his name, transforming it to "Joe." The result? His inbox was full of follow ups from potential employers. Youtube

For José Zamora, job hunting was a full-time job that resulted in disappointment. In a Buzzfeed video (which you can watch below), Zamora narrates how he applied anywhere from 50 to 100 jobs a day only to receive no response. Ultimately, Zamora dropped a single letter in his name, transforming it to "Joe." The result? His inbox was full of follow ups from potential employers. Come on, America! The job application process needs to be colorblind and the hiring process should focus on one thing: qualifications.

What do you think?
Susmita Baral

Susmita Baral joined Latin Times in April 2013. Her work has been published in VICE, Weight Watchers Magazine, Unique Homes Magazine, US Airways Magazine, Vista Magazine, Daily Glow and Kaplan. She holds a B.A. Psychology from Rutgers University. A self-proclaimed foodie, Susmita is a freelance list maker, part-time Shaq devotee, and a full-time eyeliner junkie who believes mac and cheese is a birthright.