In our second feature on the staffing crisis in hospitality, Emma Lake looks at the charities helping ex-offenders back into the workplace, offering a supportive route to work that gives employers a source of enthusiastic and skilled new staff who are grateful to be given a second chance
For some employers, the declaration of a criminal offence, particularly one that had resulted in a spell behind bars, would see a job application tossed into the wastepaper basket. But many others have found in ex-offenders a workforce eager to grasp an opportunity.
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