The "Help Wanted" column in the Deseret News prompted me once again to write the following:

Does a certain job requirement in the Help Wanted really need "high school diploma" or "high education"?To emphasize an education is one thing. But to radically emphasize an education should be reconsidered to minimize its side effects in Utah on such people as immigrants, refugees . . . and those with no high education or no education at all.

Our Utah society should not be so relentless to those with a criminal record in terms of both an employment opportunity and/or the rehabilitation of returning to a normal life as a good citizen.

Alma S. Nam

Salt Lake City