The unemployment rate in the United States continues to decline and with that decrease qualified job candidates are more difficult to find. Thanks to a unique program in Wisconsin, employers there are now beginning to consider candidates whom they once may have turned away.
In my home state of Wisconsin, where unemployment was as low as 2% late last year, companies are now hiring inmates at full wages to work in factories as these individuals continue to serve their prison sentences. We have not seen this kind of labor competition in the American economy since the late 1990s and early 2000s, and as a result many people are now getting a second chance at entering the workforce. For more on this article, check it out here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/business/economy/labor-market-inmates.html