Tackling Unemployment

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Over 10 million people in the UK have a criminal record, yet three quarters of employers admit they would discriminate against a candidate with a criminal conviction.
One of Ready for Work's successful clients on a work placement
Ready for Work engages business in supporting disadvantaged groups, particularly people who have experienced homelessness, into employment.
Business has an opportunity to ensure that the digital revolution serves all of society. Following on from the Brave New World? report, we are pleased to launch the much anticipated set of priorities
BT has also been a long-standing employer of choice for ex-armed forces personnel and has capitalised on the skills that these individuals bring to its business. 
Alun Griffiths Contractors was founded in 1968, is still privately owned, and is one of Wales’ leading civil engineering firms, delivering infrastructure projects across the country and supporting the economic growth of Wales.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is the sixth largest of ten water and sewerage companies in the UK. Welsh Water provides a safe and reliable supply of drinking water along with waste water and sewerage services to over 3 million people living in Wales and some parts of England, covering over 1,000 operational sites.
Wales & West Utilities (WWU) doesn’t sell gas; it uses its extensive network of pipes to transport gas to homes and businesses throughout Wales and the south west of England.  It responds to gas emergencies, and invests £2m every day across the network, connecting new properties and replacing old metal pipes with new long lasting plastic ones. 
Moneypenny, headquartered in Wrexham, is one of the UK’s largest telephone answering / outsourced switchboard services, helping more companies than many other provides efficiently manage their telephony with customers and clients. 
Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru has the power to convene business at scale and around issues that are facing today’s Wales. Our Community Conversation will bring together these responsible companies in Wales with community organisations, stakeholder groups and peers to discuss the issues facing communities – and crucially identify and implement actions that both sides working together can take to make a positive difference.