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Help truly wanted, even if you’ve been in jail


As chronic staff shortages shut down swimming pools and restaurants, and leave crops to rot in fields, some researchers say there is rising interest in people with a criminal past. Despite years of research showing a good job helps to reduce prison recidivism, employers remain reluctant to hire people with a jail record. Yet the battle to hire staff means employers may be willing to overlook more than criminal histories. There are also signs of rising interest in people who lack formal qualifications. A rising interest in people with criminal records is not evident in the UK, he said.


Source: The Irish Times July 04, 2022 20:12 UTC



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