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Monday, October 31, 2016

Felons can get help finding jobs and careers

Felons can get help finding jobs and careers

 

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Hello, my name is Linda I to am a convicted drug/theft/forgery felon.... currently on electronic monitoring in Alaska. My criminal activities started when my drug use did. I have been a convicted felon since 97’ and my most recent and final one ending in a drug conviction in '11 My question is this - I was in the medical field before with my theft, and forgery.

I know no that is over with a drug charge, but I am finishing my time on electronic monitoring, and I am in treatment. Now and I am done. I need a career but I am 40 years old and don’t know what I want to be when I grow up! I thought about drug counseling or small business, but I want to know what there is that won't be limited because of my charges. Is there a test that I can take to see maybe what I might be good at? Do you have any ideas? I am going through the motions now and have many more things I want check out tomorrow online but if there is any advice that you might be able to give I would appreciate it.

Thank you.


 Felons can get help finding jobs and careers




Hello Linda,

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Regular readers of my blog know the first suggestion I make to ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to make a visit to their nearest One-stop Career center. There you will find counselors who offer career guidance. Often these counselors have experience working with people with criminal records. You can find out what career options are available to you based on your convictions. There are many other services there that can prepare you for a new career as well as listings of jobs in your local area.

You can find the One-stop Career Center nearest you at:

www.servicelocator.org

I hope this helps



Felons can get help finding jobs and careers

Felons can get help finding jobs and careers


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mom in Texas is a Felon and Needs to find Employment


Mom in Texas is a Felon and Needs to find Employment


Mom in Texas is a Felon and Needs to find Employment
I saw your online blog and I enjoyed it. I'm currently on 3 years deferred adjudication for a felony drug charge. I'm in need of a local job in my area, but haven't really been able to find one who will hire me with a felony charge. I'm currently serving the 3 years right now and will have only 2 years left come November. I live in Alvin, TX 77511. I do not have a driver license and am kind of stuck. I have 3 small children and a husband who seems to have trouble with budgeting.

Please help if you can. I admit that I am desperate because I also have an open CPS case and they require that I get a job. I need the money to pay for daycare and groceries for my children. My husband is sick at the moment and has been unable to attend work all this week. We are behind in our rent and bills as well. A job will allow me to help pay and go grocery shopping. I understand budgeting money better than my husband, but a job will help me teach him in the process of taking care of the house, bills, and children.


Please help me to get a job. One that will hire a person on deferred adjudication for a felony drug charge. I'm definitely desperate right now.

Sincerely,


Safiyah


Mom in Texas is a Felon and Needs to find Employment



Hello Safiyah,

I'm sorry you're are having such a hard time finding work.  The thing to understand about deferred adjudication is, that it will come up as a conviction until the terms of the deferment has been met (typically a fine and probation.)

Regular readers of my blog know the first suggestion I make to ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to make a visit to their nearest One-stop Career center. There you will find counselors who offer career guidance. Often these counselors have experience working with people with criminal records. You can find out what career options are available to you based on your convictions. There are many other services there that can prepare you for a new career as well as listings of jobs in your immediate area.

You can find the One-stop Career Center nearest you at:


Workforce Solutions - Astrodome
Comprehensive Center
9315 Stella Link Road Houston, TX 77025-4012

Workforce Solutions - Texas City
Comprehensive Center
3549 Palmer Highway Texas City, TX 77590


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Another resource in your area is Goodwill Houston.  Goodwill has been helping ex-offenders and felons find jobs across the country for many years.  You can find the Goodwill employment program in your area here:


Mom in Texas is a Felon and Needs to find Employment I understand that these options may be a distance from you so they may not be that convenient.  You may also consider temporary employment as a way to get a paycheck and possibly a permanent job.  Independent agencies, in my opinion, offer the best opportunities for ex-offenders and felons to get hired.  Often the larger corporate agencies have corporate policies that forbid the hiring of an ex-offender or felon.   With smaller companies, you will more often than not interview with the owner or manager that has the power to hire anyone that person feels is best for an assignment.

Make a list of temporary agencies in your area from the telephone book.  Visit them and apply just as you would any other job.  Have your resume with you to leave along with your application.

My final suggestion is to apply to small locally owned companies for jobs.  In most cases, small companies cannot afford to run expensive background checks so they may offer the best opportunity for you to get hired.  

I hope this helps 

 This video tells how temporary agencies work.  Felons can use temporary agencies to get jobs.


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Mom in Texas is a Felon and Needs to find Employment

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Felon in AL looking for job opportunities

Felon in AL looking for job opportunities




I am a felon residing in Birmingham, AL.  I recently completed 1 year of probation and am finished with the whole process.  I recently enrolled in a technical college for Information Technology.  I have researched all that I can, and cannot find out about my prospects in this field.  I have read a few books and my strategy is to stick to startups, small, and medium companies.  I have plans to go into business for myself, but starting off, I will need a job.
Is my strategy sound, or should I pick a more inclusive niche?  My overall goal is to become an application developer (apps for mobile phones, tablets, etc.).
Sincerely,


Jay

Felon in AL looking for job opportunities




Hello Jay,


You are on the right track. Smaller companies are less apt to spend money on expensive background checks.  Ex-offenders and felons looking for professional jobs should always apply for open position by using resumes and well written cover letters.  Using that method, the question of a criminal background may never come up.


In the meantime, make use of your local One-stop Career Center.  Take a look at the video below. When starting your own business there are a few concerns.  You may need health coverage, especially if you have a family.  That's where having a job is helpful at least until your company is turning a profit. 


In Birmingham, The One-stop Career Centers can found at this link:


One-stop Career Centers in Birmingham

 


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Help for a Felon in Atlanta

Help for a Felon in Atlanta


Help for a Felon in Atlanta
I would like to say thank you first of for the words or encouragement.  I am located in Atlanta GA , I have a theft by conversion charge and I don't really know where to start as far as finding a job, the charge at this time is 5 years old. I am going back to school in Jan for Respiratory Therapy but in between the time I need to work because I have a new baby.  Do you have any advice, I have a back ground in the medical field, retail and tax preparation.

Angie 



 

Help for a Felon in Atlanta



Hello Angie,

Thank you for your kind words. The very first stop for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs should be the local One-stop Career Center.  In you area it is the Georgia Department of Labor.  There you will find many resources that can help you get a job or insight into where you can go after your training is finished.  Services there can help you to:


  • Prepare a resume
  • Organize Your Skills
  • Know the Job Market
  • Learn About Education and Training
  • Develop a Marketing Package
  • Tap Into the Hidden Job Market
  • Talk the Talk: The Interview
Georgia Department of Labor
148 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NE
Suite 276
Atlanta, GA 30303



Georgia Dept of Labor



Help for a Felon in AtlantaAnother great resource for ex-offenders and felons is Goodwill of North Georgia. Goodwill operates a computerized training center that provides career alternatives for unemployed and underemployed people.  

Goodwill posts weekly listings of local job openings (often not found in the newspaper) to help connect job seekers with employment opportunities. We can also point you to other resources including those on the Web. 

This center also has its own staffing service that places their clients.  You can get more information here:

Goodwill of North Georgia Training Centers


I hope these resources are of help to you.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Felon in Atlanta needs help finding Jobs

Felon in Atlanta needs help finding Jobs


Felon in Atlanta needs help finding Jobs
My husband just relocated here to Atlanta to be with his family. He is a convicted felon. It has been hard for him to find a job for many reasons. For one, I work two jobs to support us and he stays home with our two youngest children (we have 5) during the day. Secondly, we do not know a lot of people here in Atlanta,GA to network with. And of course....its hard to get a job period, add a felony to it and it is even harder!

We are searching for possible job search programs that will help us get childcare and help him be able to look for employment. I am on waiting list for assistance for childcare but I have been waiting for months. We can not afford childcare without him working. It is only by Gods grace that we have made it this far. Any advice or suggestions would be great!!!!

Thanks


Felon in Atlanta needs help finding Jobs


Hello,

I'm sorry your husband is having so much trouble. First let me suggest that he try The One-stop Career Center in Atlanta. There he will find a variety of services that can not only help him find a job but perhaps training for a new career. These centers are underutilized resources for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.  Among the resources you will find are current lists of job openings in your area.

You can find the center in Atlanta here:


Georgia Department of Labor

148 Andrew Young International Boulevard
Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-656-3011

www.dol.state.ga.us/

 
Another great resource for ex-offenders and felons is Goodwill of North Georgia. Goodwill operates a computerized training center that provides career alternatives for unemployed and underemployed people.  Your husband can get specialized training to be certified in the following trades:

 

Felon in Atlanta needs help finding JobsApartment Maintenance Technician 

Floor Technician/Custodial Certification

Forklift Training

Hospitality Opportunity Program 


Women in Non-Traditional Occupations 

Here is the great part, after completion, the center provides job placement and retention services.  This center also has its own staffing service that places not only those with trade certifications, but others looking for jobs.  You can get more information here:

Goodwill of North Georgia Training Centers

  
I hope this helps.


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lady Felon Seeks Job Search Help

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Lady Felon Seeks Job Search Help
 Hello Mr. Mayo,

I committed a crime over 10 years ago, I pleaded guilty and go two years probation.  My church gave me a job after my conviction. I didn’t have to worry about seeking employment elsewhere.  I no longer work at the church for personal reasons.  I am currently looking for a job and it’s hard for me.   I was wondering if you could give me some advice on where to start or if there are programs out there for women.  I live in Virginia Beach

Lisa

Lady Felon Seeks Job Search Help

Lady Felon Seeks Job Search HelpUnfortunately, I don't know of any programs in the Virginia Beach area for women.  The first place I suggest for every ex-offender and felon looking for jobs is the nearest One-stop Career Center.  Your local One-stop can help you with some valuable services that help you get a job.  You can get help with your interviewing skills, a resume and there are computers and copiers you can use.  There are also state issued lists of open jobs in your area.  Each center has a staff of counselors that can help you in your job search.  Many counselor's regularly work with felons and ex-offenders and know of employers in the area that will give them a chance.  You can find the Center in your area here:



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Another suggestion is to find your local United Way office.  The United Way supports a large number of social service agencies that may be able to help you.  They can direct you to resources that may help a female felon or felons in general.  There may be other services that can help you get back on track.  The United Way in your area can be found here:


Lady Felon Seeks Job Search Help
United Way of South Hampton Roads
PO Box 41069
Norfolk, VA 23541-1069
(757) 853-8500
http://www.unitedwayshr.org/


Counties served by United Way of South Hampton Roads:

Chesapeake

Isle Of Wight


Norfolk



Portsmouth


Suffolk


I hope this info helps


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