This thread highlights exactly why reoffending rates are so high and why they wont ever come down without a significant change in public opinion.
Think about it pragmatically, if when you get out of jail you are unemployable for the rest of your life then you're left with about 3 options; beg, steal or kill yourself.
Dont people reoffend BECAUSE they can't get employed and integrate back into society..? I can see where you're coming from, but you can't just hide from ex criminals. Some jobs such as teaching are immediately closed off to some sorts of criminals. But ex burglars etc need to be employed so they aren't forced to commit crime again?
No. I would hire someone convicted, because without one you're just depriving someone of being able to have a meaningful life and a way to provide for themselves.
IMO if you have served the time you should be given another chance.