Govt aims to give 15,000 ex-prisoners, inmates jobs this year

THE Human Resources Ministry, in collaboration with the Prisons Department, is aiming for 15,000 ex-prisoners and Henry Gurney school inmates and convicts due for release soon to be given jobs this year.

Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar said there are currently 77,000 prisoners who can become productive workers and be hired upon their release, thus reducing the country’s dependence on foreign workers.