Wisconsin Corrections reentry summit to encourage businesses to hire former prisoners

With a state unemployment rate that’s been hovering around 3% for over a year, employers are having to get creative to attract talent, said Danica Nilsestuen, director of business development and workforce programs for the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin.

Her organization and the state Department of Corrections want employers to consider the previously incarcerated as potential workers, a win for many parties, she said.

“Reentry as a workforce strategy … helps to reduce recidivism and helps reentering offenders become members of the community again and rebuild their lives,” she said...

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