14 Feb '11, 1am

Never too late for 2nd chances: 2,459 companies pledged to employ ex-convicts in 2010 - up 13% from 2009

Never too late for 2nd chances: 2,459 companies pledged to employ ex-convicts in 2010 - up 13% from 2009

It's a win-win situation for former convict Mr Rahim (seated), who gets an opportunity to make a fresh start, and Mr Ler, his boss, who gets a valued worker. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN A TICK in the 'past convictions' box has long been a hurdle to gainful employment. That may now be changing. Last year, a record 2,459 companies pledged to give former convicts a second chance - up 13 per cent from the 2,118 registered with the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (Score) in 2009. Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Straits Times.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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