My name is Oscar and I need help finding work in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am not a felon, but I do have a charge on my record. I was charged for secret peeping and plead guilty to it under some bad advice from my public defender. So now this charge is on my record and it is causing a lot of problems for me. I didn't have to register as an offender nor did I really receive any type of punishment for this charge, besides the fact that it is hurting my chances at finding a decent job or home. My girlfriend and I have had our first kid this year and I really need a job that can turn into a place that I can be at for the next decade or two. I am not asking for pity, nor am I trying to tell you a sob story, I really just need some help finding some a job that is promising for myself and my family. I hope to hear back from you as soon as possible, and would like to thank you in advance for any tips or advice.
It sounds like you have some type of sex-offense. My suggestion to you is to find out just how your conviction comes up when a background check is done. You want to know exactly what a prospective employer sees. You should have a copy of your disposition that you got when your probation was completed. If you do not have it, I suggest you get a copy from your probation officer. When the background check is done, you have to be ready to talk about your charge in a positive way. Often sex-offenses are the most difficult to work with because of the stigma attached to them.
In regard to getting assistance finding a job, ex-offenders and felons in the Charlotte area, an organization called The Center for Community Transitions of Charlotte, NC is a good place to start. They not only provide job search assistance but also helps by making referrals to other resources that can help ex-offenders and their families. You can contact them here:
The Center for Community Transitions
(704) 374 - 0762
Ex-offenders and felons can also get job search assistance at their local One-Stop Career Center. Take a look at the video below:
The One-stop Career Centers in the Charlotte are listed here:
South Boulevard JobLink
5125-A South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28217
Charlotte-Mecklenburg JobLink Career Center - Arrowood
7140 Forest Point Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Charlotte-Mecklenburg JobLink Career Center - Albemarle Road/Executive Center
5601 Executive Center Drive
Charlotte, NC 28212
Charlotte/Mecklenburg JobLink Career Center - Monroe Road
10801 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC 28105
704-847-2660 Ext 223