Now you might think that if you're a convicted killer or a child rapist, that could count against you with a potential employer.
As Kent noted in this post, Martin Luther King's dream was that individuals be judged based on the content of their character. Intentional behavior is, of course, the best indicator of character, which is otherwise inchoate. Intentional criminal behavior would seem to be among the more telling clues to a person's character, and very serious criminal behavior, all the more so.
The idea that character is unimportant in a job is beyond preposterous. Honesty, a commitment to non-violence, reliability, trustworthiness, willingness to give a day's work for a day's pay, are all not merely useful but essential characteristics of every employee.
But not to this Administration, which sees judgment on the basis of demonstrated character, not as the fulfillment of MLK's dream, but of a Fascist Plot to Oppress the Helpless.