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Monday, August 28, 2017

Felon has a job and needs a Federal Bond

Felon has a job and needs a Federal Bond


Felon has a job and needs a Federal Bond
Hello please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Eric, a resident here in the city of Las Vegas, I am a certified Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technician (HVAC), I was just hired for another HVAC Company here in Las Vegas, and is fearing that I may be laid off once again due to my background of being a felon, in the past I have been hired for several HVAC company on the spot, but after they receive my background report I am immediately let go due to reasons of having a negative past.

With this new job that I have just been hired on they have just received my background report back and had the employment agency send me a copy allowing me to know that they know that I am a felon, now I'm afraid of being removed once again, this is why I am now coming to this organization trying to seek some assistance toward trying to obtain some kind of bond to help me to secure my job, can you help me, before I am let go.

This issue is so very important to me and my life of trying to stay employed and earn a living for my family.



 

Felon has a job and needs a Federal Bond




Hello Eric,

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: Fidelity Bond Certification Form


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.

The One-stop Career Centers in your area can be found here:

http://www.servicelocator.org

Ex-offenders and felons can take advantage of federal programs to get jobs.

I hope this helps.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A So-called "Felon" Speaks Out

 A So-called "Felon" Speaks Out


Frequently I get questions from ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs and job search assistance. From time to time I get mail form ex-offenders and felons just wanting to be heard. Take a few minutes and read something I received from a reader of this blog. Feel free to comment.


A So-called "Felon" Speaks Out


A So-called "Felon" Speaks Out



Dear Eric,

I’m writing in hopes of letting my story be known to help and encourage women of all ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic status, and the alike. I was watching Mo’Nique's documentary entitled, “Women Behind Bars,” and saw myself. I don’t believe I’ve cried with such intensity in years and absolutely hate to see women placed in such testing predicaments. Having experienced adversity and can understand how simple it is to be caught within certain circumstances. But now I have a question I’d like to ask the world, a felon serving time, paying back debts to society or whatever discipline is necessary, I concur, but what else is expected of a felon when seen as a title and society won’t assist these human beings (felons) back into what is called a “forgiving world.” Living in Colorado, I have come to experience racism from many aspects, African American, female (educated), epileptic (disability), and a felon. With these characteristics defining me as a person, employment, or to suggest a second chance in the state of Colorado is almost non- existent. Employers in Colorado do not assist felons with employment necessary to pay back debts, live efficiently and evade recidivism, where most felons eventually return to a life of crime for a means of survival.

I for example, unemployed and being a convicted felon am ineligible for assistance. I’m curious to know what services, options, choices and the alike are available for cultured felons? To give a brief synopsis of my conviction; I plead guilty to and was convicted of a misprision of a felony in 2006 a crime committed by a young man in 2002. Misprison of a felony was an offense under the common law of England and was classified as a misdemeanor. It consisted of failing to report knowledge of a felony to the appropriate authorities. After the 9/11 tragedy, the United States, reinstated the Patriot Act, adopted and revised England's law of a misdemeanor "misprison of a felony" making it a felony and terrorist act to protect the country against further terrorists or terrorist acts (basically ourselves). Having knowledge of a crime or criminal, placed me in the category of being a terrorist threat to my country. Though it is documented a witness came forward in 2003 stating money was offered in exchange for my life, instead of providing protection for a US citizen, the government chose to convict and sentence a U.S. citizen for essentially not “snitching” and protecting the lives of her and her family. When we have no one in the country we can trust, who do we turn to? When families are afraid and fear for their lives added with the lives of their children (i.e. domestic violence homicides) and the government deems the victim(s) as a terrorist or their actions a terrorist act, where do we go and what do we do to protect our own?

Having no prior criminal history, I was sentenced to one year in a woman’s federal facility in Fort Worth, Texas (released October 2007) and one year probation (completed 2008). Since my release in 2007, I completed and received a B.S., in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Domestic Violence and Juvenile Delinquency. Wanting to increase my awareness and familiarity of family, I directed my career objective to counsel women and children; and enrolled in Argosy University where (passing the necessary exams) I will receive an MBA, LPC in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in September of 2012. While attending school full-time, I volunteered with Bridges of Silence; an after school tutoring program for children and youth; ages 6-18. But ineligible for hire due to a felony back ground. At the same time, I completed training to obtain certification for CPR, Standard First Aid, and Blood Pathogens.

Now having a criminal history, I will use my story as an example for others to follow when making what could be life changing choices. I was what most considered “The All American Girl” born in the United States, first job at the Mall, age sixteen, honor roll, track star, peer counselor, comedian, prom queen, and later registered to vote, age eighteen. I like to think I was a model citizen until my choices lead me to a path of devastation. I made a mistake in my choice of friends, relationships, life in general and feel I owe it to society, in particular, the younger generation to emphasize the importance of where our choices, positive and or negative, could eventually lead us. Working with and empowering children is a difficult task, and is not encouraged when one has a felony record. I do discourage convictions involving children, but rather, use a conviction such as my own, to dissuade children from following the same path. I am often discouraged from many job openings with children for discrimination purposes as all of the applications clearly specify, “a felony conviction does not automatically disqualify employment,” however, having that title automatically places a negative stigma amongst employers, volunteers, and society as a whole.

Seeing the displacement of children and adolescents due to their wrong or bad choices isn’t the example I want to lead by. Rather, be that example to demonstrate that “yes” I made a bad choice, but a bad choice does not make me a bad person. If I had put some thought into my decisions, then I would not have made those mistakes. But, it’s too late, “I am unable to take it back,” however, I can grow from it. My purpose in life now is to give back, and help deter others from making the same mistakes I did.

The state of Colorado seems to be the least forgiving state of felons; the entire realm of felonies should be classified separately, but are grouped and stigmatized as all being a nuisance to society. These stigmas may be the foundation to many felons either falsifying the fact of having a conviction or falsifying their credentials, where even “I” have been informed of being, “over qualified.” Whom do felons go to for help or work? No one wants to hear our side; they look at the title and automatically make assumptions as to who you are as a person!

President Barack Obama signed into law on April 9, 2008, the Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) which was designed to improve outcomes for people returning to communities from prisons and jails. We as citizens were lead to believe it was intended to authorize federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services that can help reduce recidivism. However, this Second Chance Act is nonexistent in the state of Colorado, evident on every application as emphasis is placed on “a felony conviction does not automatically disqualify an applicant,” but, very well guarantees the likelihood of your application not being viewed.

I’ve accepted responsibility for the crime I committed, and owe it to future generations to help deter them from possibly making the same mistake in their lives. I want to be of assistance to my country, not be on assistance. I have been told being a convicted felon makes me ineligible for assistance in the state of Colorado. Does it help or hinder the situation, single, without children, and refusing to claim epilepsy as a disability? I’m asking for assistance in finding employment in the state of Colorado, and for a second chance that will allow me to go forward and give the necessary message to our children. Though my crime had nothing to do with children, I was recently informed that my felony conviction will not allow me to be eligible to counsel children.

Confused, as a felon I am an excellent candidate for a volunteer and or mentor for children, but the title felon suggests I also pose a threat to children and society as a whole. Once again, felon is a title, it is not who I am. Thank you for taking the time to read and absorb my story. The moral of the story is felons are people to, and we should be treated as such. The only difference between me and others without the title of “felon” is I was wedged between a rock and a hard place. A movie I recommend for all Americans is “Loose Change.” Then when it comes to you having to make that choice for your family, what choice will you make? Will your government (country) be there for you as you are expected to be for your government (country)?

Sincerely,

Tina L.


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Friday, February 24, 2017

Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs; How to tie a tie

Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs: How to tie a tie

Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs: How to tie a tie

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People do tend to judge books by their covers.  I have helped thousands of ex-offenders and felons get jobs and the most important interview advice I give is for them to look their absolute best.  The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The interviewer will first judge you on how you look. It's always important to dress professionally for a job interview, even if the work environment is casual.  You will never get a second chance to make a first impression

The person dressed in a well fitting suit, tie and shined shoes is going to make a much better impression than the person dressed in jeans, a t-shirt and boots.  You'll want that first impression to be not just a good one, but a great one. Looking like a professional will make the interviewer focus on you rather than the fact that you have a record.  Unfortunately I meet too many people who cannot tie a tie

A tie is a powerful tool that can help ex-offenders and felons get jobs!



How to tie a tie



 
 
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Temporary Agencies are a good Choice for Ex-offenders and Felons

Temporary Agencies are a good Choice for Ex-offenders and Felons


Temporary Agencies are a good Choice for Ex-offenders and Felons

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Several of my blog posts make reference to ex-offenders and felons using temporary employment agencies to find jobs.  Often when temporary employees prove to be good workers, employers are willing to hire them as regulars.

I teach my students that there is a strategy to using temporary agencies to get jobs. There are temporary agencies that handle just about any type of work you can think of.  There are others that are agency specific for example, there are some agencies that cater to the medical field and others may cater to restaurants and food service.  Check your local telephone directory to get a list of agencies in your area.

For an ex-offenders or felon, the approach to getting hired has to be a little different than a regular job seeker.  From my point of view, there are two types of agencies, nationwide agencies and local, independently owned companies.

Nation-wide Agencies

Below is a list of nation-wide temporary/permanent employment agencies with links to their respective websites:

Net-Temps

Net-Temps has a great site that allows job seekers to find their offices in multiple states and has listing of available jobs according to interest.

Manpower

Manpower has been in the temporary staffing business for over 60 years and is an industry leader.  The site allows job seekers to search for positions by interest, skills and location.

Labor Ready

Temporary Agencies are a good Choice for Ex-offenders and Felons
Every year, Labor Ready sends approximately 400,000 Temporary Associates to jobs in construction, manufacturing, hospitality, events, restoration, auto services, logistics and warehousing, retail support, waste and recycling and more. Labor Ready has more than 600 locations.  Greater than 225,000 businesses of all sizes throughout North America use Labor Ready for their staffing needs.  Labor Ready is the leader in employing ex-offenders and felons.  Their website will help you find your nearest Labor Ready office.

Adecco USA

Adecco has over 400 career centers and, on a daily basis connects 70,000 talented workers to the best employment opportunities across the country, making them one of the country's largest employers.  You will find employment opportunities in marketing, customer service and telemarketing, hospitality, industrial and manufacturing, medical, office and administrative, transportation and warehousing and many more categories.

Kelly Services

Kelly Services employment to 550,000 employees annually and is an industry leader in providing temporary employment worldwide.  The website allows job seekers to find the nearest Kelley Services office.

This is just a small list and some allow job seekers to apply online or submit resumes.  I'm not sure exactly what their respective policies are regarding hiring ex-offenders and felons.

Independent Agencies

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.

Remind the interviewer that you can be bonded by the Federal Bonding Program.  The Federal Bonding Program encourages businesses to hire at-risk, hard-to-place job seekers by providing insurance policies that protect against employee theft or dishonesty.  Refer to the video below for more information on the Federal Bonding Program.


Jobs for felons and ex-offenders will be a lot easier to get when they know where to find real job leads. Ex-offenders and felons can use the tips in the video above to find leads for jobs.

The Federal Bonding Program can help felons get jobs.  Jobs will be easier to get if employers know that that felons can be bonded.  You will find more on the Federal Bonding Program here:

www.bonds4jobs.com



Also remind the interviewer about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.  The employer would be eligible for a tax credit of up to $2,400 for hiring you if you have been released in the past year.


 Temporary Agencies are a good Choice for Ex-offenders and Felons




The video above contains very good information for using temporary agencies to find work


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



More and more employers are turning to temporary employment agencies to find good employees.  Temp agencies are a great place for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to get hired.

 

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Felon needs job and career direction

Felon needs job and career direction

Felon needs job and career direction
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Hello,

My name is Dominique. I'm 23 and am a convicted felon. I was charged in 07 out of prison in 08 and discharged from parole in 09... I have been clean on sober since been incarcerated. Although I don't have any drug charges that was the cause of my mishaps.

I went to a regular college for a little bit but I felt things were going too slow and I needed something to show for my age and enrolled in a Tech school for an Administrative Office Professional degree.  It's a fancy way of saying secretary. I am graduating at the end of the month and just don't feel like that will be enough for me and my life. I want to continue in business but didn't really have a kind of business in mind. I have always been interested in helping people and was looking into a mortuary science degree. It will be a few years before I can complete the prerequisites and then the program, but after that will any doors actually be open for me? I was doing some reading and it's going to be a very difficult road. I don't know what to do.

I am from California and was wondering if you knew anyone out this way I could talk to. I also read that from my discharge date I had to wait 7 years to file for a certificate of rehabilitation and then from there I can see about getting my record expunged. 7 year!? I have to wait that long to start my life and there is no guarantee. I can't afford to do that and am desperately seeking help in this matter.  Is there ANYTHING I can do?


Felon needs job and career direction


Hello Dominique,

Do not assume your record will hold you back. If you want to be a mortician, you should find out if you conviction will prohibit you being licensed. Don't assume it will.

You can more information here:

California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau

Next I suggest speaking to a legal professional about the expungement process. Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs seek legal assistance before starting an employment search. You can get free or nearly free assistance at you local legal aid office. You can find you nearest legal aid office ion you local phone book.

Even if being a mortician isn't in the cards for you, working in an office environment will give you experience and the opportunity to meet people and build contacts.  Who know what opportunities will open up for you


I hope this helps.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Felon needs help finding a job

 Felon needs help finding a job


Ex-offenders less likely to quit their jobs, 

no more likely to be fired than other employees

Dear sir:

I don't know who to turn to anymore with my questions. I was convicted in embezzlement and fraud in 2008 in County of Sacramento, CA. I am currently on probation. I finish my FURLOUGH through the city of Sac, Sheriffs Dept in May 2008. I am still currently doing IHSS services for my parents because I couldn't find a job to do WORK furlough program, so my brother just got a job with the State of CA and told to take over them. Thanks to our Gov. Soon, the IHSS program have to go through fingerprint. So, I will loose it soon.

I know what I did wrong and my consequences. I didn't want my four kids to stay on the street so I did it. I am change now. I recently graduated in Medical Assistant and REALLY SEARCHING for a job so help me pay my bills and fines. I feel like giving up. Seems like I can't FIND a job anywhere. I think about everyday what it will be like if I didn't comment embezzlement and fraud. Please, give me advice to help me find a job in the Sacramento, CA region. I loosing hope. :(

Sincerely:

"Believer"


  Felon needs help finding a job
 

Dear Believer,

Embezzlement is a serious conviction and it is going to take some out-of-the-box thinking. First of all I would suggest checking with medical the licensing board in your state to inquire if you are eligible to be licensed. Often ex-offenders and felons have difficulty obtaining certain types of jobs. You can get info here:

http://www.mbc.ca.gov/

If you can, I would then suggest you do a bit of networking. Contact every elected official in your voting district and enlist their help in assisting you. They all have staffs that respond to inquiries made by citizens in their respective districts. Also contact the judge who sentenced you. In a letter I would express remorse regarding you past choices and what you have done to overcome your mistakes. Never ask for jobs, always ask for advice. This works especially well in election years.  You would be surprised at the type of responses you will receive, and you will receive responses. Ex-offender and felon job searches will be difficult but hard work and determination will pay off

I hope this helps.


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Friday, November 4, 2016

Felon wants job as a Teacher

Felon wants job as a Teacher

Hello,

I was wondering if you know whether or not a felon can become a high school teacher in Illinois or Oregon? My husband was convicted of residential burglary when he was 17 (as an adult) but has not been in any trouble since.  He is now 31.

Thank you for your time.




Felon wants job as a Teacher


Felon wants job as a TeacherToo many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs make the assumption that they cannot get jobs because of their records.  I suggest that he contact the local school board to find out for sure if his conviction would keep him from being certified and hired as a teacher.  If it indeed does, there are other options for and felons wanting careers as teachers.

Community colleges, adult learning annexes, charter schools and private schools are great places to start. They usually have fewer regulatory restrictions than public school systems.  There is also a growing trend toward career schools that are always looking for trained instructors.  Don't assume that because you have a criminal record, you cannot become a teacher.


I hope this helps.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Felon Can't find a job as a Cook

Felon looks for job as a Cook

Felon Can't find a job as a Cook
Hello sir,

I have many years experience as a cook. I even worked in the kitchen when I was incarcerated. Even with all of my experience, I can't find work. I filled out many applications but I have not found anything. I really enjoy cooking. I need some help.

Felon Can't find a job as a Cook
A lot of people are looking for work. Please don't give up. Sometime ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs have to be a little creative.  I suggest getting your local telephone directory and make a list of all of the restaurants and bars/grilles in your area. Visit each one of them and inquire about open positions. Even if they don't have any openings, leave your contact information and make yourself available for on-call work. If you can, have personal business cards made up for you to leave with everyone you speak to.  Often restaurants are in trouble when employees for some reason or another cannot make it to work. You could fill in on an as needed basis. I'm sure if you do a good job, you will be at the top of the list when an opening arises.

 If you cannot find employment right away, consider working as a temporary employee.  Many permanent jobs are filled by people who started as temp employees.  If you do a good job, are punctual and have a good attitude, you may be hired as a regular employee. Check you local telephone directory for  temporary agencies to apply to.  There are even agencies that specialize in the hospitality industry.  Apply just as you would any other job.  Bear in mind that a felon stands a better opportunity by applying to smaller independently owned businesses that larger corporate companies.

  A felon finding a job will be easier with hard work and the right attitude.

I hope this helps.

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Can the Federal Bonding Program help felons get jobs?

Can the Federal Bonding Program help felons get jobs? 

Can the Federal Bonding Program help felons get jobs?
The Federal Bonding Program
I have three retail thefts at the felony level and one theft by deception felony as a result of drug addiction. My record dates back as far as 1999 with my last charge in 2001. I am a Radiation Therapist and a Radiographer. I worked in the mid west when my record was only 2 years old now I am in PA and I can't get a job because of my charges. I am so frustrated I don't know what to do. What does the bonding for felons to work do. Can you help me...maybe if I get bonded it would be easier to work.




 

 

Can the Federal Bonding Program help felons get jobs?


There are government programs that can help ex-offenders and felons get jobs.  One of the most effective is The Federal Bonding Program.  Employers may have issues concerning hiring people with have criminal records, poor work history or recovering alcohol or drug addicts. A lot employers are unwilling to hire ex-offenders or felons since they feel their past choices 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 that protects an employer against money or property loss due to employee dishonesty. Certain criminal convictions make many felons ineligible for bonding by private companies. Felons, including anyone with a record of arrest, conviction or imprisonment, and anyone who has ever been on probation or parole, are considered "high risk" job applicants.
The Federal Bonding Program is  program sponsored by the Department of Labor. This program was created to assist high-risk, but qualified, job seekers who have bona fide offers of employment.  The Federal Bonding Program offers a business insurance policy that protects an employer against any possible losses incurred due to actions by high-risk employees. The program is designed to remove barriers to employment that high-risk job seekers - those who are qualified to work but need a second chance - face. It gives employers an incentive to hire qualified, high-risk job seekers who might otherwise be unable to find work.

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, and covers any employee dishonesty. Any full or part-time employee paid wages (with Federal taxes automatically withheld) can be bonded, including persons hired by temporary employment agencies. Unfortunately, self-employed persons cannot be covered by these Fidelity Bonds. Fidelity bonds can help felons get jobs and can also be issued to cover already employed workers who need bonding to prevent being laid off or to secure transfer or promotion to a different job at their company.

An applicant can be bonded the same day the job offer is made. You can find more information about the program by contacting the addresses below:

Federal Bonding Program, ETA/DOL
1725 De Sales Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
1 (800) 233-2258



Federal Bonding Program
P.O. Box 293535
Lewisville, TX 750229
1 (888) 266-3562

You can also get information on the internet at http://www.bonds4jobs.com/state-coordinators.html

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Skilled felon is looking for jobs

 Skilled felon is looking for jobs



Skilled felon is looking for jobs
My son is 29 yrs old and has two theft felonies in his background. But thanks to a good woman and two wonderful sons age 7 and 4 he has turned his life around. For 2 1/2 yrs he has gone to the methadone clinic, no longer hangs with any of the drug friends, went to Kaplan college and got his electrical technician certificate, has 6 years experience framing/roofing/plumbing/remodeling/tree trimming but just can't find work that lasts for more than a few days at a time. All he wants is a chance to earn enough money to feed his children and pay his electric bill. We have put out applications everywhere but the minute he is truthful and tells the employer of his criminal record (which is has a written copy he can show them) they just treat him like he is dirt.

Where can we turn? He is a hard worker.

Nancy


 Skilled felon is looking for jobs



Hello Nancy,

Your son is ahead of most ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. Even though things might seem tough, people with criminal record might have to thing outside-the-box when it comes to looking for work. He has skills in electrical work and carpentry. He could start a home handyman business the he can can use to build a good income. If he is willing to put in a little work, he could turn odd jobs into a full time home handyman business. You'd be amazed how many people can't put in a light switch or fix a leaky faucet. You could offer to do small jobs at a fraction of what big time contractors charge while guaranteeing quality work.

Skilled felon is looking for jobsStarting his own business will be a lot of work. He would have to be prepared to work long hours finding customers and promoting his business. The least costly way to start is to print up flyers with tear off tags, and post them on community bulletin boards. Post them in grocery stores, laundry rooms, community recreation centers, bus stops, and churches. Highlight the quality of his service and his dependability. He should always include phone number tear off tags on the flyer, so interested people can just take one phone number.

Another interesting option is to make a list of local contractors and offer to himself out as a day laborer. There are probably quite a few contractors in your area looking for day laborers as a way to keep their own costs down. He could get a list of contractors that have recently been issued building permits at your local municipal building. This is public record so he should have no trouble getting that information.

Still another option is to find landlord with multiple rental properties. Landlords need dependable people to keep the properties up and do repairs that tenants need done.  If he finds one with enough rentals, it could be a full time job that would pay well.  One great way to find a long list of property owners is contacting your local office of Housing and Urban Development.  HUD pays subsidies to landlords on behalf of tenants.  In order to get payments, the properties must meet HUD standards and are inspected frequently. 

If his dream is finding regular employment, he shouldn't give up and he could earn a living in the meantime.

I hope this helps.




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Friday, August 5, 2016

Sex Offender wants job as truck driver

Sex Offender wants Job as Truck Driver



"You are awesome!! Great material for ex-felons!"

Sex Offender wants Job as Truck DriverDear Sir:

I can only say thank you for the vast amount of useful data on the truckers website.  I have submitted a great many emails, and the data provided was so helpful.

Unfortunately, it appears a student driver with a 20 year old sex offense is out in the cold.  Do you have any words of wisdom.  My work history for the past ten years is pretty good, and my offense was the only that I have, and I have an excellent driving and ticket record as I move toward obtaining my CDL.  I am open to anything now though, and just wanted to hear from a national expert.

Thank you,

Kay Gee



Sex Offender wants Job as Truck Driver



 

Hello Kay Gee,

Thank you for your kind words.  It's always good to hear that I am helping someone.  I have a few suggestions for you.  Sex offenders tend to get hired for jobs that have limited contact with others.  Small retailers and wholesalers that deliver may be a good place to start.  Just driving around, notice how many delivery trucks and vans have their telephone numbers on
Sex Offender wants Job as Truck Driver them.  Moving companies are another option.  Smaller companies are good places to start because they probably won't spend a lot of money on expensive background checks.

Secondly I suggest applying to temporary agencies.  Some specialize in providing drivers.  Smaller independent agencies may tend to hire more ex-offenders and felons than larger agencies.  Independent temp agencies make their own decisions on who to hire unlike larger agencies that may have policies handed down from a parent company.  On the initial application, you may want to leave the "Have you ever been convicted....." question blank.  If you get an interview be prepared to talk about your conviction.  The "blank" may come up.

Lastly, as I always suggest to all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is
go to the nearest One-stop Career Center. There you will find resources to help you get a job including lists of open positions in your immediate area.


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Monday, July 25, 2016

Ex Offender in NC needs a Job

Ex Offender in NC needs a Job

 Ex Offender in NC needs a JobHello Eric,


I have seen your site from time to time b/c I am an ex felon that hasn't served time but does have 7 charges of larceny from 1996 and 1 DWI in 05. I cannot find work in NC. This is one of the hardest places to find employment. I have office skills along with various skills. I have gone thru the Community Success that tries to help ex inmates in Raleigh NC but I do think they are having a hard time as well. My life, as with others, is just getting worse without a source of income. Any suggestions? I would greatly appreciate your time.

Also, I viewed briefly your list of companies that may hire ex offenders....I do know Budget Car Rental will not as with Delta Airlines.

Thanx,

Debra


 Ex Offender in NC needs a Job



Hello Debra,

Ex Offender in NC needs a JobI'm sorry you are having so much trouble. Those companies indeed hire ex-offenders. Unfortunately past offenses dealing with any type of theft are among the most difficult to work with especially jobs where valuables are involved. You are much better off applying for positions that do not require you to work with anything that may be of risk.  Also remind any employer that you interview with that you can be bonded.  The Federal Bonding Program is  sponsored by the Department of Labor. It  was created to aid high-risk, but qualified, job seekers who have offers of employment.  The Program offers an insurance policy that protects employers against any losses incurred due to actions by high-risk employees. The program is designed to help those who are qualified to work but need a second chance. It gives employers an incentive to hire qualified, high-risk job seekers who might otherwise be unable to find work.

The 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.  An applicant can be bonded the same day the job offer is made. You can find more information about the program by contacting the addresses below:



Federal Bonding Program, ETA/DOL

1725 De Sales Street, NW Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036
1 (800) 233-2258


An often underutilized resource is your local One-stop Career Center. There you will find a number of services that can help you find a job or train for career. These centers often have counselors that have experience helping ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. These counselors also have access to a database of open jobs in your area. The center nearest you can be found here:

Capital Area JobLink at Raleigh ESC

3351 Carl Sandburg Court
Raleigh, NC 27610


Capital Area JobLink at Raleigh ESC


I hope this helps.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First Time Offender is Looking for a Job

First Time Offender is Looking for a Job



First Time Offender is Looking for a Job
Hello,

My name is Ida. I have been struggling for over a year now unable to find work in a small south GA town. The options are limited here and I am on the verge of becoming homeless and losing my children. I have never gone to jail but have plead out to a Felony under the first offenders act of GA for aggravated assault. (my overworked public defenders suggestion) However, I am stuck with it forever. I am still not completed with the time or fee requirements and cannot get a job anywhere. I cannot go back into what I was doing because even under a first offenders act they will not renew or reissue me an insurance agents license in GA.  We have a local Wal-Mart, and a few other companies on your list however I am finding it difficult to even get to an interview. Do you have any suggestions for me.

Thank you for your time.


First Time Offender is Looking for a Job


Hello Ida,

Sorry you're having so much trouble.  It can be challenging trying to find work in a small community.  You may have to include some unconventional methods in your job search.  First check with your probation officer.  Probation officers may have information about employers who have hired their clients in the past.  Secondly, if you belong long to a church, speak to the minister or pastor.  Clergy persons are closely tied to the community and may have information about open positions for jobs.  If nothing else, they are great references for anyone looking for work.  Thirdly, contact your local city councilperson.  Elected officials are connected in many ways to people who make things happen in communities.  Ask if he or she knows of anyone looking for help.
First Time Offender is Looking for a Job
Lastly,  temporary employment agencies are a great way for ex-offenders and felons to get back into the job market.  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.

I 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
First Time Offender is Looking for a Jobcounselors 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

Eric Mayo

 



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