At first I thought it was a scam page but it is legit. A major national soft drink company has a job posting for an Office manager. The posting is legit on their web site.
On page 1 of the application they require mandatory Background Check Information which involves both your Social Security Number and your birth date just to apply.
Is it legal or illegal to ask for such mandatory info on page 1 of a Job App? Do they not do Background Checks only after they decide to offer a position to someone?