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More Employers Fingerprinting Job Applicants

Once a rarity for job applicants, fingerprints are now required in myriad locales for those seeking positions in a host of fields. What's more, insurers are requiring some companies to conduct background checks, including fingerprints, of workers. The laws requiring fingerprints have spawned a cottage industry of electronic fingerprint capturers, companies that gather prints by computer or those that convert the old-style fingerprint cards to electronic images.

Job seekers increasingly fingerprinted, Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2005.