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President Obama is asking major corporations, such as Walmart and Apple, to make sure their hiring practices don't discriminate against the long-term unemployed. People in that group find it hard to get a job because employers see they haven't had a job for months and push their resumes aside.
The president met with representatives from several companies today to try to get them to pledge to change that. ABC News political director Rick Klein joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the president's effort and how much of a difference the White House thinks it will make.
This segment aired on January 31, 2014.