The Yellow Ribbon Project is a movement which I'm sure most of us would have heard of. For the past 6 years since its launch in 2004, the Yellow Ribbon Project seeks to engage the community in accepting ex-offenders and their families, giving them a second chance at life and to encourage more people to pass this effort forward throughout the community, providing the support that they need to assimilate back into the society1.
Recently, there was a Chinese article in mypaper (Oct 14, 2010, Page B4) featuring ex-convicts as being great employees in companies who are willing to hire them. However, judging from responses in prominent forums in Singapore, there remains a degree of public assent towards accepting ex-convicts as one of us.
Based on this issue, JobsCentral conducted a poll over the last 4 weeks, to determine how the public will react if they have a new colleague at work who happens to be an ex-convict. This is what the people surveyed have to say: