My name is Dylan and I am a two time felon. I have to 3rd degree burglary charges under my belt from 2004-2005 in New Jersey. I moved to North Carolina after Sandy hit the entire state of New Jersey. It is very hard to find work. I can not even get hired at the local McDonald's or other low entry level jobs. I feel like I am at the end of my rope. I have been out of trouble for so many years and still paying for my mistakes today. I feel hopeless. I can't provide for myself let alone for someone else.
I am 27 years old and I just want my life to start. I will take any kind of job but it seems that no one will take a chance on me. I currently live with a friend who has been taking care of me and supporting me. He is falling behind on his bills because of it. I am out of options. I am in a new state where I do not now anyone. No family or friends in the area and no one to help. I am desperately asking you for any help that you can give me.. I live in High Point, North Carolina. I have been rejected from everywhere over and over. Even from temp agencies. I do not know what else to do.
Felon in North Carolina looking for Job
I'm sorry you are having so much trouble. I am in New Jersey, and yes Sandy did a lot of damage here. The very first thing I suggest to every ex-offender and felon looking for jobs is to go to your local One-stop Career Center. There you will find a number of great resources that can help you find a job or even a
employers who have hired ex-offenders and felons in the past.
You can find the office in High Point below:
High Point JobLink Career Center
607 Idol Street
High Point, NC 27262
You say you have applied for temporary employment. There is a trick to apply for temporary jobs. The trick is to apply at small independent agencies. Smaller agencies are a better choice than larger, nationally known ones. Independent agencies are free to hire anyone they choose and are more likely to hire ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. You may find some in your local telephone directory. Apply to them as you would any other employer.
Take a look at the video below.