From an external worker to an internal worker at Česká pošta
Since 2017, Czech Post employs convicts at post offices and provides work to prisoners in prisons, increases the qualifications of convicts through trainings at post offices and also employs convicts after the end of their sentence. Czech Post has built the project based on a long-term cooperation with the prison service of the Czech Republic and gives a selected group of convicts the opportunity to acquire work habits while serving their sentences.
Another advantage for working convicts is that, thanks to the remuneration they receive for their work, they can pay their debts and obligations (to state, alimony, etc.) while in prison. Convicts can also increase their qualifications at the post office during training and retraining. For those who want to work at the post office even after serving their sentence, Czech Post offers the possibility of individual assistance in applying for a job in their place of residence.
Czech Post currently cooperates with six prisons throughout the Czech Republic and employ a total of 45 convicts directly in prisons and at post offices. The project will be further expanded. Annually, we are approached with about 50 requests for employment of people after serving a sentence.
MEET THE TEAM
Pavla Knotková, Jarmila Havlíková, Tomáš Obr, Tomáš Vondra and Luděk Svoboda
CSR Manager, Ceska Posta