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Call for evidence on supporting ex-offenders on their path to employment

Makbool Javaid

The Cabinet Office has issued a call for evidence on supporting ex-offenders on their path to employment as research shows that having a job can significantly reduce someone’s chances of reoffending. The call for evidence has three themes: 1. What are employers doing, if anything, to create fair opportunities for ex-offenders to compete for jobs; 2. What types of initiatives and support are being offered by employers to help improve the employability of ex-offenders; and, 3. What impact have these recruitment practices and employability initiatives had on businesses and ex-offenders.

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