Off the record

Many able people have criminal records simply because of a moment’s stupidity in their youth. Now Business in the Community is helping to get them back to work

20th November, 2010

At a time when it’s hard for qualified and experienced people to find a job, the challenge faced by those with criminal records, without a permanent address or with no educational qualifications, is even greater.

But while most people in these situations face an uphill struggle to get work, there are schemes specifically designed to help them back into the labour force.

One of them is Linkage, which is operated by the Dublin-based...

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