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Monday, April 24, 2017

Ex-offenders and felons can consider tech careers

Ex-offenders and felons can consider tech careers


Ex-offenders and felons can consider tech careers
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We appreciate what you do for us, thanks a lot. I'm a violent ex-offender in vocational school in Florida for HVAC. I have an armed bank robbery charge, 1st time offender. I also am bilingual in Spanish. I want to eventually start my own business but my charge makes it difficult for me to do residential air conditioning. I'm aware I could do commercial but it seems to be a lot of obstacles for me to even get into the field with my charge and even more issues getting a contractors license later due to money and my charge. Therefore, I've been considering auto mechanic technician course, where it appears there will be less of a hassle to get work and start my own business in that.

So my question is, is it possible to get a really good opportunity as a auto mechanic tech with decent money and to start my own business in that despite my background or will I have better chances sticking to HVAC. Brother, I'm at the crossroads on this. I don't have a problem educating myself for a better life. It's just, being correct in the education for the situation that is. I could seriously take some sound advice and suggestions from you. I really appreciate this outlet you have provided for me and others.

Thanks man!



 Ex-offenders and felons can consider tech careers



A: Hello,

First of all, are you certain you cannot get a contractor's license? I meet too many ex-offenders and felons that assume that they are not eligible for certain types of employment because of their backgrounds.   To be sure you can, contact the licensing board to inquire if your conviction prohibits you from being licensed. You can contact them here:

Division of Professions
Construction Industry Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783


http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/index.html


With the large Hispanic population in Florida, there is opportunity for you to build a good HVAC business. Even if you choose an automotive career, you can either get a job working for larger automotive maintenance shops (Sears, Pep Boys, Strauss,) dealerships, independent garages or you could even start small and build a list of customers.

If you choose a job, be sure to let the employer know that you can be bonded.  Ex-offenders and felons can be bonded by the Federal Bonding Program.  Take a look at the videos below for more information.

Technical careers are a great alternative to jobs for felons and ex-offenders.

I hope this helps.

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Ex-offenders and felons can consider tech careers

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs should know what is in their records

Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs should know what is in their records


The Truth about Background Checks
Which reputable company can I go to online or the most popular or common to do a background check on myself. I want to be able to know exactly what's on my record so I'll know what to put on my application when filling them out.

Thanks







Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs should know what is in their records




That's a very good question.

I encourage all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to find out exactly what is in their respective criminal records. This will allow them to be honest when applying for jobs.

 Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs should know what is in their records
An employer may perform a background check through an investigative service or state or federal law enforcement agencies. The law allows public access to felony conviction records without consent of the person whose record is being checked. Local law enforcement agencies may provide this information for a fee.

The best and most accurate resource for criminal records is from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (The FBI)


Individuals can obtain a copy of their national criminal history record from the FBI by submitting a request to the address below.

In order to receive a copy of your FBI record for personal, employment, or international work requirements the FBI requires the following:

1) A signed written request with a brief explanation for the request and your complete return
mailing address.

2) Every request for records must contain two completed applicant fingerprint cards with all of the applicant's personal information (name, date of birth, place of birth, etc.) and a current set of 10 rolled fingerprints and eight flat finger impressions. Fingerprints and impressions must be taken by a local police department.

3) An $18.00 fee in U.S. currency by certified check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. This information is provided in compliance with the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

FBI
CJIS Division
ATTN: SCU, MOD.D-2
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26303
For more information, you may contact the FBI at 304-625-3878

An easier way to get an accurate copy of your criminal record is from your probation or parole officer. He/she can get it without a fee.

I hope this helps.


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Monday, February 27, 2017

Felon wants a career in health care

Felon wants a career in health care



New law makes it easier for felons to get

Illinois health care licenses


I just stumbled upon your blog and I think its a really great thing you have here. I have some convictions from back when I was a teenager. Three drug charges, which were all at the same time, one of which is a felony. And also I simple larceny charge. I got caught steeling glow sticks at the grocery store when I was 18. All my mistakes I made when I was a teenager haunt my everyday now that I'm an adult. Recently I moved to Florida from Michigan. And I'm finding it very hard to find a job here. I was interested in possibly working in the medical field, however, every time I go to apply for one they seem very strict about having a criminal background. 
Felon want a career in health care
I know that anything is possible when I comes to being motivated. Do you think I'm wasting my time with the medical field? Sometimes I feel like I'm getting nowhere. I spent over 300 dollars on a Certified Nursing Assistant prep class and now I'm about to take my CNA test, that is if the state allows me to after they check me out. I'm preparing myself for a big let down even though I feel I've learned a lot and gained much out the experience. If they don't allow me to take the test should I take a different direction other than the medical field? After I quit drugs and everything 6 years ago I went back to school got my diploma and then continued on to college. I felt like I could do anything that I set my mind to. My dream is to be an art teacher. However, I keep getting people telling me I cant do things because of my past. I have even had people tell me not to go to college because I'm wasting my time. What do you think about that? Am I going to be making minimum wage for the rest of my life even if I'm lucky enough to get hired at that?!

Thank you so much for your support and effort into doing this sort of blog and research. It helps to know that I'm not alone and there are other professional people in my same situation.

Jeffrey

Felon wants a career in health care


Hello Jeffrey,

I have worked with ex-offenders and felons who have jobs in the health care field here in the state of New Jersey. I suggest you contact can contact the medical licensing board in Florida. They will be able to advise you of licensing restrictions relating to your conviction. For more information, obtain the Florida Nurse Practice Act and Rules of the Board of Nursing, you can contact them at this number: 850-488-0595

Also don't give your dream of being an art teacher. Too many ex-offenders and felons believe having a criminal record eliminates them from good jobsConsidering your background, you may not be eligible to teach in public schools but there are other options. Community colleges adult learning annexes, private and charter schools are great places to start. They usually have fewer regulatory restrictions than public school systems.

I hope this helps.

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Felon want a career in health care

Felon want a career in health care

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Felon's dad wants to help him get a job

Felon's dad wants to help him get a job

Felon's dad wants to help him get a job

Former felons find new jobs and new hope 

I have a son currently in prison on aggravated assault charge. He is in Bonham Texas which basically a holding facility in which he can only stay a maximum of two years before being transferred to a release facility. I get to see him almost every weekend but I do not know if that will be possible once he gets transferred. Here is my question. My son asked me if I could try and find out what jobs that he will be available to do since he is in on a aggravated assault charge. Once he is transferred, he can take college classes to help benefit him. He just does not know what classes to take to help him. He is on his second year of a four year sentence. If you can help me in any way or tell where I can attain this information it would be greatly appreciated. I tried on the internet putting in what type of jobs available with an aggravated assault charge and not hardly anything comes up. I just don't want to tell him something like nursing when I do not know if someone with his charges even if he has college will be allowed.


James

Felon's dad wants to help him get a job


Hello James,

I know people with aggravated assault convictions that are doing quite well for themselves.There are no professions or vocations that ban ex-offenders or felons. There may be jobs that require licensing or certifications that may prohibit them but they vary from state to state. If he is thinking about being an accountant, for example, I would contact the certification body in your state to see if he would be eligible.

I hope this answers your question.


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Felons want to Join The Military

Felons want to Join The Military

Felons want to Join The Military
Can I Join the Army With a Felony on My Record?
Hi,

I found your info on line and was hoping you could help me find help for my son. He was convicted of a felony that will be reduced to a misdemeanor charge upon completion of his probation, however, for the next year it reflects a felony. He wants very much to join the military but has been told by the local recruiters that the government has cracked down and will not allow felons to join. We even have the county prosecutor willing to modify his current charge if the military will state his acceptance.

Do you have any contacts or advice that could help my son? He's a good kid that made a mistake writing a check that belonged to his grandfather and was convicted of forgery.

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

Sincerely,

Kent


 Felons want to Join The Military




Hello Kent,

You're on the right track. Frequently ex-offender and felon job searches start with some legal assistance. Petitioning prosecutors to downgrade non-violent felonies to misdemeanors is a good choice. If more felons did this, it would make getting a job a lot easier.

Felons want to Join The Military
Next I would look to the Congressman from your district for assistance. They have staff who address constituent concerns. In a letter, he should express remorse for his poor decision and a desire to make his life better. He should also explain how joining the military would not only make him a better person but allow him to serve his country. His crime is non-violent so he has a better chance of being successful.

You can find your Congressman in the blue pages of your local telephone directory.

I hope this helps.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Can a felon get a moral waiver to join the military?

Can a felon get a moral waiver to join the military?


Can a felon get a moral waiver to join the military?

Military Criminal History (Moral) Waivers   

Hi, My name is Jamie. I recently read your blog on ''felons-turn-to-military-to-find-jobs''. I have been extremely interested in joining the Army ever since I was a kid. My father spent 22 years in the Army, fought in the Gulf War, traveled the world and retired a Sergeant Major in the end. I have never looked up to anyone more than him. Joining the Army has been my one and only interest, even to this day.

 In 2001 (14 years old) I was charged with 1st degree assault with sexual motivation and it was dropped to 3rd degree. A felony none-the-less. My hopes at joining the Army were dashed and ever more so when I even tried applying in person. It's been over seven years now and I haven't had any trouble with the law and never plan to. I was young and stupid and regret what I did every day. I'm 21 now and am still trying to look ahead and see what I should do with my life, I literally never had any interest in my future except to join the Army and now I'm struggling.

I recently just heard about the Moral Waivers that were introduced in 2009 and was hoping you could shed some light on the matter. I would appreciate anything you have to offer. I want to serve my country and I want to follow in the footsteps of my father. Thank you.

Jamie


 Can a felon get a moral waiver to join the military?



Hello Jaime,

Can a felon get a moral waiver to join the military?There are military personnel serving today with sexual assault convictions. In fact I have students who have joined the military. It is a growing trend that ex-offenders and felons having difficulty finding jobs are turning to serving in the military. It is my understanding that you are more likely to get a moral waiver from the Army or Navy than the other branches.

I suggest talking to a recruiter. A recruiter will tell you what type of waiver you will need and exactly how to apply.  Bear in mind that no one has the right to serve in the military and the granting of waivers is totally up to discretion of the Army.

I hope this helps.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Does sealing of records help felons get jobs?

Does sealing of records help felons get jobs?

State speeds sealing of criminal records

I had a deferred sentence. After completing probation, the guilty plea was withdrawn. I then sealed the record. This was twenty years ago. I then applied for a job as a corrections officer and was denied the position because my federal background said I had this on my record. Please help. Not sure if I was denied because of the deferred judgment or because I did not disclose my sealed record.

I am confused, so let me tell you what I know about deferred sentences.



Does sealing of records help felons get jobs?





Does sealing of records help felons get jobs?
Often first time offenders, depending on the severity of the crime, are offered adjudicated sentences as a means to keep the load on the court system down. The offender is given certain terms to abide by. In most cases, when the terms are met (usually a fine and probation,) the original charges are dropped but they remain as charges not convictions. Anyone accessing your record will not see the charges. The exception is that your deferment and its terms are always visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies. The same applies to expungement and sealing of records. Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs consider expungement to help the get jobs. Expungement and sealing will only hide the record from public view but it will still be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies.

I hope this gives you a better understanding.  This is not intended as legal advice just a bit of information.  To get a more definitive understanding as it relates to the statutes in your state, speak with a qualified legal professional.

I always suggest that my students contact the nearest legal aid office.  Legal aid can give you answers about expungement and/or sealing of records as it relates to your state.  Legal aid may offer low-cost or no cost assistance in getting the process done.


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Friday, September 9, 2016

Felon Wants Job as a Teacher

Felon Wants Job as a Teacher
Felon Wants Job as a Teacher

Teacher gets second chance after felony conviction

I have a criminal record for credit card abuse when I was 18. Long story short, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. My room mate used it at a grocery store and I was the driver, but did not know until after. When I found out, and the investigators talked to me, I told him everything. My options were receive probation and community service for $1500 or fight it for $10,000. Needless to say I was a kid and didn't have that kind of money so I had to do the probation. I want to teach and I'm 29 now, my question is will I be able to or am I wasting my time in school? I just need to know so I can change my major.

Thank You for your time.


Jenny

 Felon Wants Job as a Teacher


Hello jenny,

You may want to look into expungement. I'm not sure what state you are in so you better speak to a legal professional. Often felons and ex-offenders require some legal assistance before looking for jobs. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office. You may qualify for low-cost or no-cost legal assistance.

You can always contact the school board where you wish to teach to find out if your conviction would exclude you from employment consideration. If you find that it will, there are other teaching options.  You may try private schools, career schools and even community colleges. They usually have fewer restrictions than public schools.

I hope this helps.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Felons can use Temp agencies to get jobs

Felons can use Temp agencies to get jobs

Felons can use Temp agencies to get jobs
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Just recently my husband applied through a staffing agency called Staffmark trying to find some kind of employment. He has 3 more years on parole and has been out of prison for over 2 years. He and I have been married for a year this November and altogether have 3 children between us both. I am the only one working, supporting my 2 children and his biological child. He has full custody of her and can't find work anywhere. Staffmark actually called him back after he applied... went to the Tennessee Career Center in McMinnville,TN. for an interview. Did the entire hiring process for a temporary service... drug-screen, orientation... They gave him a tag-out badge, bank card to activate after his first check, and all the insurance information he needed to be able to decide what plans he wanted. As of yesterday, his brother, who is a supervisor at this company, Yorozu Automotive (has been trying to help get him in the door) , called yesterday informing him they are not going to hire him. The brother didn't know the reason, but told him to call the agency so they could explain why. He didn't lie on his application, I completed it for him online, his charges was for drugs... and it has been 7 years this coming February since his last arrest. So where do we go from here???


 Felons can use Temp agencies to get jobs



Felons can use Temp agencies to get jobsYour husband is on the right track. One-stop Career Centers are under-utilized resources. continue to use it. In relation to applying at temporary agencies, that is a good strategy.

I often encourage ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to consider working as a temporary as a way of getting a permanent job. Temporary agencies are a great way to quickly get back into the working world. Many employers use agencies to try out new employees before hiring them. Good workers are hard to find. If an employer sees that you are hard working, punctual and fit in well, he may offer the job permanently. The key to applying for temporary employment for ex-offenders and felons is to apply at smaller independent agencies rather than large national companies. Small independent agencies have fewer hiring restrictions than larger national companies and are free to hire anyone they choose. He will be able to get a list of these agencies in your local phone directory.

One agency I recommend is Labor Ready.  They have an excellent track record of hiring ex-offenders and felons.  You will find their website here:  http://www.laborready.com/

I hope this helps.


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Monday, August 15, 2016

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felons

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felons
Many companies hire ex-offenders and felons
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Finding jobs for  ex-offenders and felons is a very difficult task. I know, I have been helping ex-offenders and felons get jobs for many years. I wish there was one thing I can tell them that would make this job easier, but the fact is, it will take a plan and a lot of hard work. Unfortunately, too many felons consider themselves victims of society that are constantly discriminated against for things they have done in the past. When a felon is released, the sooner he or she finds gainful employment the lower the risk of re-offending.

As I tell my students, don't expect anyone to feel sorry for you. Don't look for any sort of favors. There are few to be found. There are ex-offenders and felons hired everyday. You have the right skills and attitude you could be a big asset to the right company. Jobs are not going to come to you. You will have to get out and compete for them. Anytime someone else wants the same thing you want, you have to compete for it. Unfortunately, the playing field is not level. You have a criminal record which will put you at a disadvantage when it comes to competing for jobs. This does not make things impossible, just a little more difficult. The only way to overcome this disadvantage is to work harder and smarter. My question is, do you have what it takes to get a job? Filling out a few applications a week and spending the rest of your time hanging out or playing video games won't get you a job. You must plan to put in 40 hours per week, finding job openings, writing letters, making phone calls, filling out applications and working on your interviewing skills. There are ex-offenders and felons hired everyday. If you have the right skills and attitude you could be a big asset to the right company. Let's look at some things you will need to increase you chances of getting a job.


A Resume

Everyone looking for a job should have a resume. A resume is an individual summary of your background, experience, training and skills that helps you to present your best qualities to an employer. If you have a resume, have a professional person look at it to judge it's quality. If you do not have a well written resume, I suggest you get some help putting one together.

Proper Interview Clothing

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felons
Do you have appropriate interview clothing? A well fitting suit with a nice shirt and tie would be Ideal. That may not be possible for someone just getting back into society but I suggest that men at least have dress slacks, a light colored shirt and a coordinated tie. You should also have a pair of shoes that you can shine. No boots, no sneakers…shoes! Many of my students buy their interview clothing at thrift stores. They find quality clothes at very low prices, clean and press them and they are ready to interview. No matter how you get them, the right clothes makes all the difference. You should also have a neat haircut be clean shaven. If you wear a beard, it should be neat and trimmed. How do you look? Do you look like an ex-offender or a businessman? Do you look like you are going to a business meeting? You should - an interview is a business meeting. You should always look like a professional who is there to conduct business! Always dress like you have an interview even to fill out applications. You also want to leave the employer with the impression that you have class. You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Interviewing Skills

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felonsWhile your resume may get you an interview, it’s your performance on the interview that will get you the job. Remember you are going to a business meeting so be personable and friendly but keep it businesslike. Do not reveal too much information. give full responses to the interviewer's questions but never volunteer information that is not asked for. If the question of your record comes up, briefly acknowledge it but do not spend too much time talking about it. Focus on what has happened since your conviction and what you have done to make yourself a better person. Develop a friendly smile and a good handshake. You have to make the interviewer forget that you are an ex-offender. Get a friend or family member to help you by playing the part of the interviewer. Practice will pay off.

Finding Job Leads

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felonsThe most effective method of finding job leads is by networking. Networking is simply talking to people you
already know and asking if the know of any job openings. Believe it or not, this how most people get their jobs. Employers save time and energy by hiring people that are referred to them.

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felonsAnother great source of good opportunities is to apply for temporary employment. A lot of employers need temporary help. Many temporary employees are hired permanently if they prove to be good workers.
Smaller independent agencies are a better choice than larger, nationally known ones. Independent agencies do not have the same hiring restrictions that may exclude ex-offenders are free to hire anyone they choose. They are more likely to hire a person with a criminal record. You may find some in your local telephone directory. Apply to them as you would any other employer.

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felonsI encourage everyone looking for jobs to go to their local One-stop Career Center. You will find a long list of services that can help you find work. You will also find lists of available jobs in your area. There are also
counselors who can provide one-on-one assistance. Often the counselors have experience helping people with criminal records and know of employers who may hire them. The counselors can also help you find opportunities for vocational training that could lead to a new career.

You can find you nearest One-stop Career Center here:


http://servicelocator.org

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felonsThere are also government programs that can help ex-offenders and felons get jobs. The first is the Federal Bonding Program. Some employers are fearful of hiring ex-offenders or felons since they feel their criminal histories make them more likely to steal, commit fraud or be dishonest in other ways. A bond is an insurance policy that protects an employer against money or property loss due to employee dishonesty. Most felons cannot be bonded by private insurance companies. The Federal Bonding Program is sponsored by the government through the Department of Labor. This program was created to help high-risk, but otherwise qualified, job seekers who have offers of employment. The Federal Bonding Program offers insurance policies that protect employers against any possible losses incurred due to actions by high-risk employees. The program is designed to help ex-offenders and felons who need a second chance. These bonds are free of charge to both the applicant and the employer and can be issued for any job at any employer in any state. Any full or part-time employee paid wages (with Federal taxes automatically withheld) can be bonded, including persons hired by temporary employment agencies.


You can find out more about the Federal Bonding Program here:

Federal Bonding Program, ETA/DOL
1725 De Sales Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
1 (800) 233-2258
http://www.bonds4jobs.com/state-coordinators.html

Always remind interviewers that you can be bonded. Finally, a great incentive for employers to hire ex-offenders and felons is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit or WOTC. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax benefit administered by the U.S. Department of Labor for private employers who hire individuals from specified target populations. One of the target populations are ex-offenders who have completed their sentences within the past year. The WOTC reduces a business’s federal tax liability, serving as an incentive to hire otherwise difficult to employ people. Eligible employers can receive a federal tax credit up to $4,800 for each qualified employee.

You can get more information here:

 http://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax

There are many opportunities for ex-offenders and felons to get jobs if they are willing to put in the time and effort. Hard work, dedication and a definite plan of action will lead to jobs.


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jobs for Felons: Illinois Felon can't Find a Job

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Jobs for Felons: Illinois Felon can't Find a Job
Me and my husband live in East Saint Louis, Ill. and we have a 2 two year old son.  I'm working but my husband isn't.  He can't find work anywhere.  His problem is he can't find anyplace the will hire him because he has a record.  He did something really stupid when he wad 18 years old.  He stole a lawn mower out of somebody's yard. Because of that stupid mistake he made as a kid, he now has a felony record and NOBODY will hire him. He is 27 now and this is still holding him back.  He has tried so many places and everyone keeps turning him down

Can you please help me? We're trying so hard to get on our feet and we can't because of this nine year old charge. I don't know what were going to do if he can't find a job.

Jessie


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Hello Jessie,

I'm not sure how much a nine year old conviction is holding your husband back.  In these economic times, finding a job for everyone is tough.  What I tell felons looking for jobs is it's going to take a lot of hard work.  I remind them that find a job is a numbers game.  Felons are hired everyday.  The hard part is finding employers that will give a felon a chance at a job.  

What I mean by finding a job is a numbers game is, the more jobs leads you get the more chances you have to get an interview.  The more interviews you get, the better your chances of getting hired.  So, where is the best place to get job leads.  I encourage every felon to visit the local One-stop Career center.  The local One-stop is your state sponsored employment office.  There you will find a lot of services that can help your husband land a job.  Among those services are listings of open jobs in your area.  You can get one-on-one job search assistance from trained counselors.  There is resume assistance and referrals to job training that could lead to a career.  You can find your local One-stop Career center here:

 4519 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62223

 Another option for felons looking for jobs is to apply for temporary employment.  Often temporary jobs turn into more permanent situations.  When applying for employment at temporary agencies, my students have more success with smaller independent agencies as opposed to national companies.  In many cases, the large companies have regulations from their corporate offices that prohibit the hiring of ex-offenders and felons.  Independent agencies are free to hire anyone they feel would be a good employee.

Your husband will have to put in hard work to get a job.  I don't just mean hard work finding employers, but getting a professional looking resume, brushing up on his interviewing skills and getting the proper clothing to make good impression on employers.

Take a look at the video below.  

I hope this helps.


Eric Mayo

 


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Hello,

My name is Angel and I'm having a really hard time. I am a felon and I can't seem to get a job anywhere. Nobody wants to deal with me . My parent agreed to help me get back on my feet. Now my parent is going back on their word so I'm all alone in a rough city trying to make it but nobody wants to give me a second chance.

I'm the mother of 4 and I can't get any help. I never went to jail I got probation and house arrest. I have finished house arrest but I have another year of probation and nobody is trying to give me the time of day. I'm about to be in the street and I have nothing to fall back on. No money, no car, and no home. I feel like I can't go on but I can't give up. Is there somebody, anybody out there I can go to.

I'm in Chicago and wow its hard here if u aren't a felon. I committed a white collar crime, conspiracy to commit fraud that seems to be the worst crime. Nobody wants to give u another chance. I messed up and I know I did and I don't ever wanna do anything illegal ever again. I was trying to feed my family. Being a single mom is a very challenging job but I know I don't have to commit a crime to survive but nobody will even give me a chance to prove that or myself. What do I do?

Angel

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Hello Angel,

My suggestion to you is to contact your local United Way office. The United Way could guide you to any number of services they support that may be able to help you and your family. You may also ask about services that assist ex-offenders and felons.

You can find the United Way in you area here: http://www.uw-mc.org/


As I always suggest to ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, your local One-stop Career Center Can also assist you. There you will find a long list of services that can assist you in finding a job or a career. Take a look at the video below:

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