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UK considers ex-convicts to deal with shortage of workers after EU divorce

The latest migration figures show workers from the rest of the EU are now already leaving the U.K. in droves

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Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

Britain’s departure from the European Union might throw up job opportunities for an unlikely group of people: ex convicts As employers agonize over how Brexit will hit the labor market, discussions are taking place over the possibility of training offenders to join the workforce on release from prison, according to two people familiar with the talks. Another pool of potential talent is people leaving the military, they said, declining to be named because the talks are private. The U.K. government called meetings in recent weeks as Brexit jeopardizes the already ...