What stands in the way are regulatory and licensing restrictions, called collateral consequences. These number up to 48,000 according to the Department of Justice, with over 20,000 affecting employment. None of them are based on data and over 40,000 were implemented after 9/11 in an effort to keep ourselves safe. What they may have inadvertently accomplished is create a labor shortage for industry .

There are also internal policy barriers. Often employers believe that hiring people who have been convicted of a crime is a risk. Yet the data shows a different story. 

With a labor shortage in the US and one in three adults in the US ready to work but constrained by a debt already paid WNW believes that we may help provide a bridge between these two problems.  Learn about our approach here: