Felons can use The Federal Bonding Program to get Jobs
I frequently get inquiries regarding The Federal Bonding Program. Employers may have concerns about certain job applicants and may be hesitant to hire them because they have criminal records, little or no work history or recovering alcohol or drug addicts. Some employers are reluctant to hire felons because they feel their backgrounds make them more likely to steal, commit fraud or be dishonest in other ways. Many felons are not able to be bonded. A bond is an insurance policy issued by an agency that protects an employer against money or property loss due to employee dishonesty. Certain convictions make many felons ineligible for private bonding.
Federal Bonding Program is sponsored by the Department of Labor and issued for those who are unable to be bonded privately. The bond is issued at no cost to the employer and may be an incentive to hire an applicant. Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs stand a better chance of being hired if employers know that they are protected from loss of money or property due to theft. If an offer is made, a bond can be issued immediately. You can get more information here:
Either you or your employer can apply for the federal bond. For you to apply, you must have the application form. You can find it here:
Take the completed form to your local One-stop Career Center. Ask for the person that handles requests for Federal Bonding. That person will be able to explain the bonding process in further detail.
You can find the nearest One stop Career Center here: