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Monday, April 17, 2017

Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?

Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?

I have a previous misdemeanor assault on a family member on my record. I currently on probation deferred for assault on a family member that is classifies as a felony. Do I list the felony on an application, even though I am on deferred probation? I read somewhere that the felony charge will not show up on a background check. How accurate is that? I reside in Houston, Texas. I do have an advantage, I served honorable in the military for six years. I am now in the Inactive Ready Reserve. My obligation will end in two years. I need advice on what to put on an application. How do I explain myself while in an interview?

Thank you,

Ramiro


 Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?




Hello Ramiro,

Your question not easily answered and I can see how that can affect a felon job search. Deferred adjudication, withheld adjudication, deferred probation all fall into the same basic category.  In most cases, adjudication is withheld pending some other action, usually successful completion of the terms. These terms are typically a fine and probation.  If you successfully complete the terms, in most cases the charges are dismissed. When you complete the terms you will be given a document declaring the charges dismissed.

Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?My suggestion to you is to contact the prosecutor or court officer that is assigned to to your case and inquire if the charge was indeed dismissed.  If it was dismissed, you can answer "no" to the conviction question. This is not intended as legal advice, just information.  For more detailed information as it relates to deferment in your state, you should get help from a qualified legal professional.  I suggest your local legal aid office.  You should be able to get low-cost, probably no-cost assistance.

I hope this helps.

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Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?

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Monday, April 10, 2017

For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?

For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?
 
For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?

Felons Cook Up Legit Business

With ‘Cornbread Hustle’


I get many questions from ex-offenders and felons concerning getting jobs.  Sometimes getting jobs is not the best choice for ex-offenders and felons. Starting a business has advantages that traditional jobs do not.  You may have skills that could turn into a successful career or be the start of a great new business. Ex-offenders and felons must weigh the options to determine what is best for them.

There are pros and cons to both choices.

 

  


For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?



Having a Job 

Benefits - Many full-time and some part-time jobs offer company-sponsored benefits. Frequently, the combined value of these benefits is worth a third or more of the dollar figure salary. Some of these benefits include 401(k) retirement plans,  Health/Dental Care and and paid sick and vacation days.  These are very valuable reasons to have a job.

Skill Building - Most jobs are valuable opportunities to learn skills that can be used to advance at the place you are working or take advantage of opportunities later.

It Creates a Routine - Regular jobs create routines that could be valuable to ex-offenders and felons.  A regular routine makes it easier to plan one's personal life and leaves less time for the types of things that led to trouble in the past.

Steady Income - I job provides a steady income you can count on.  Over time there may be raises and opportunity for growth.

Starting a Business

Be Your Own Boss - With your own business, you are the boss.  Some people really dislike following the orders of other people. 

Unlimited Income - With a job, you are limited to your hourly wage.  Having your own business, your income is determined by your success.  Your future is in your own hands

Make Your Own Hours - Your own business would allow you to set your own hours and work whenever you wish.  You decide how much work you do, when you go to work, when you quit for the day, when you take a vacation, and how long the lunch break will be.

Personal Satisfaction - A sense of accomplishment that comes with starting and building a business from the ground up is wonderful thing. Self-employed people take pride in the services and products they offer and being able to create the living they want.

For a better understanding of what it would take and the pros and cons of business ownership, ex-offenders and felons should speak to people who have done it.  There are benefits to both working at a job and owning a business.  Find out what is best for you.

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For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?


For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews

Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews


Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews

Convicted felons urge community, businesses

to give them a second chance

It is very difficult for ex-offenders and felons to get considered for jobs so to get a chance to interview is a great opportunity.  A lot of hard work went in to getting an interview.  Ok, you have an interview.  This is the day when all of the hard work pays off.  For many people, interviews are stressful. They don't have to be. The interview is it time to show just how professional you are and that you want the right person for the job you have applied for,so we're going to take some steps to make sure we make the most of this opportunity.

Preparation for the interview will begin the day before. 

The first a most important preparation you can make is having proper interview clothes.  I tell my students that interviews are business meetings.  Does your clothes make you look like a businessperson ready to make a deal.  It should.  Be sure that your clothes are neat, clean and in good condition.  Don’t forget the shoes.  They should be clean and shined.

Take a few minutes to look at the article at the link below.

Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews



 Plan all of the steps leading up to the time the interview begins.

You must know the company name, where it is located, and the interview time.  Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.  This will allow you to relax and make any last minute adjustments.  If possible, make a trip to
Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews
the interview location the day before to see exactly how long it takes to get there.  There is no excuse for being late to an interview.

Know the name of the person interviewing you so that you can ask for him or her by name when you arrive.  Call the company and get the correct spelling and pronunciation.

Know and understand the position you are applying for.  Get as much information as you can. Call or visit the company.  Get a written description of the job if possible.

Have all of your documentation ready.  Have your Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license and any diplomas, certifications, awards or letters of recommendation.
Have a typed list of your references in case the interviewer asks for them..Good references help ex-offenders and felons get jobs.

Get a professional looking portfolio with a notepad to carry your documents and resume copies and to keep them neat.

Always carry two pens just in case one fails to work.

Have at least 5 copies of your resume.  You may be interviewed by more than one person.

Have a copy of your personal data sheet.  That is a sheet that has all of the information you will need to complete an applications.  Don't try to do it from memory.  Gather all the information and have it on a sheet of paper.  You may have to complete an application.

Have a list of relevant questions to ask the interviewer.  Type them up so they are easy to read.

Study your resume personal data sheet.  Many of your interview questions will be related to either the resume or the application.  Know your skills.


Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs have a very difficult time getting interviews,  When an opportunity does come up, they must make the most it.  Follow the tips above and make the most of every opportunity you get.


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Jobs for felons: Following up after interviews



Check this real story of a student of mine:  Real Stories of Ex-offenders and Felons looking for Jobs



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I have been helping ex-offenders and felons get jobs for over ten years and I feel I have an understanding of what works. I will be updating this blog often. I will answer specific questions relating to getting a job with a criminal record on this blog so feel free to send me your questions. You can send email me at believepublications@comcast.net

If you are really serious about getting a job with a criminal record or helping someone you care about get a job, check out this link: From Jail to a Job

 
Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews

Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Top Five Job Interview Mistakes Ex-offenders and Felons Make

 Top Five Job Interview Mistakes Ex-offenders and Felons Make 



Top Five Job Interview Mistakes Ex-offenders and Felons make

Germantown nonprofit offers ex-offenders

temporary jobs recycling electronics

Ex-offenders and felons,  know how difficult it is to get a job interview.  After properly filling out application after application including the dreaded "Have you ever been convicted of a crime.....?" question and you got an interview.  There are too many people who blow the opportunity to get jobs by making costly mistakes.  Make the most out your next opportunity by avoiding these top five mistakes made by ex-offenders and felons.





1.  Being Late - There is absolutely no excuse for being late to an interview.  To the interviewer, if you are late to the interview, you'll be late for work.  Everyone know that things happen.  Murphy's law is always in effect.  Sometimes thing go wrong.  Being organized is the best way to keep on schedule.  Find out where your interview is and know exactly how long it will take you to get there.  If you have never been there, I strongly suggest you go there a day or so before the interview just to see how long it will take to get there.  Once you know how long it will take, plan to get there at least 15 minutes early.

2.  Dress Inappropriately - An interview is a business meeting.  Does your clothing make you look more like an ex-offender or a businessman?  Proper clothing will be the difference between being hired and not being hired.  Whatever you have to do, get the right clothing.  Remember, you will never get a second chance to make a first impression.

3.  Talking Too Much - Employment interviews should not be used to tell your life story or ramble on about mistakes you have made in the past.  Just remember "TMI," too much information. Too often when folks are nervous, and interviews do make people nervous, they talk too much.  Never talk about personal situations, habits, or relationships.  Be friendly but never tell more than anyone needs to know.  Particularly avoid conversations about religious beliefs, politics, or sex.  If questioned about your convictions, briefly answer questions without going into detail.  Make reference to the amount of time that has gone by and what you have learned from your experience.  Also talk about the progress you have made and the things you have done to make yourself better.

4.  Using Slang or Profanity - As stated before, the interview is a business meeting between two professionals.  You must be professional at all times. There is absolutely no place for slang or profanity here.

5.  Not Turning off Your Cell Phone - Cell phones are a great convenience but they have no place on an interview.  Turning off your phone allows you to focus on your interview and will eliminate the possibility of the rude interruption of  it ringing.

Ex-offenders and felons have a difficult time finding employers who will consider them for jobs.  When interviews do come, avoid ruining these opportunities with these critical mistakes and get hired.

Take a few minutes to get more great information from the videos below that can give you a huge advantage at your next interview.

  Top Five Job Interview Mistakes Ex-offenders and Felons make 

 


These are some great tips along with some things felons should avoid at their next interview opportunity

Getting an interview is a great opportunity that felons must take full advantage of.  Too many people make mistakes that ruin their chances to get jobs.  Unfortunately, some people do not know that they are making mistakes.



Learn from Human Resources professional what the most common interview mistakes are and how to avoid them on your next interview.  pt 1


Learn from Human Resources professional what the most common interview mistakes are and how to avoid them on your next interview.  pt 2


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions

Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions


The price of a second chance; expungement explained
The Job Market is Cold Blooded out here. I need help I have lost my Job, my Apartment. When people know that you have a record they will not respect you as a working class person. I was fired so a Chef could get my job. I had been there almost one month. I told the Chef about my record he was like can you pass a Drug test I was sure. I passed. I told him my charge was over 20 years old he was like don't worry about that. The Sous Chef wanted my job for his friend so he had the Chef's boss do a background check and the fired me saying I was not doing my job. Two months later I run into a old co - worker they said I was fired because of my record. It's hard out here.




Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions



I have good news and bad news. You may have a possibility of having your state record expunged. Often ex-offender and felon job searches begin with some legal assistance. Check with your local legal aid office to see if you are eligible in your state. There you can get the best information on the expungement process as it relates to your state. If possible, you may also get help getting that done there. As far as your federal charges, there is no such thing as the expungement of federal records. You may apply for a federal pardon, but they are rarely given.

Be tough in your job search. Apply to every restaurant you can think of. Even a blind man will hit something if he throws enough rocks.

Take a look at the video below.  You will find some possible places that ex-offenders and felons can get some job leads.

 I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Where can Ex-offenders Find Jobs

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Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions



Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions

Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions

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Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs

Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs

Should You Hire Someone

with a Criminal Record?

Many felons turn to the newspaper help-wanted to find jobs. Help wanted ads are a good sources of listings, especial for jobs listed by local employers who don't advertise nationally. Though there are often many jobs listed there, the odds of getting a job this way is against them .

Consider this:

A typical want ad will get between 200 and 500 responses. There will a lot of competition for each job.

Jobs listed in the newspaper account for less than 10% of all available jobs. Some advertised jobs don’t exist. In some cases, the opening may have already been filled but
the company must advertise it because of some requirement.

A job that is constantly advertised may be so bad or pay so poorly that the employer may have trouble keeping employees.

Want ads are not a total waste of your time and energy. There are a few advantages to using the want ads to find a job.

Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get JobsJob advertisements are fast. Respond to an ad right away, and you could be hired rather quickly.

For many felons, using the want ads to find openings is less stressful than asking others for help finding a job.

Newspaper want ads easily let you know what the job qualifications are. The qualifications are in the ad so you can tailor your resume, cover letter and interview to what the employer is looking for.
Search  for “entry-level” positions. Entry-level jobs generally don’t pay a lot but they offer the opportunity to work on building an employment history and get valuable experience.

Go through all the ads, not just those in the category for which you're interested. Sometimes job openings will be in a completely different section than where you'd expect. For instance, if you're looking for a job driving a truck, you should look in the "transportation" section.

The odds are against you getting a job this way, but a little hard work will increase your chances of getting a job.

Even though there are many listings in the newspaper, for felons, the want-ads may not be the best choice to find the next job opportunity but it is worth a look.

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Jobs for felons: Where Ex-offenders and Felons can find Jobs

 
Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs

Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs

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Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs
 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?

Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?


CBIA Session Promotes Hiring Ex-Offenders  

My friend has been out of prison for over 15 years and is losing hope of finding substantial work help maintain his home. Does this Act really work or is this another G. W. Bush "Smoke Screen".









 Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?



I always tell ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to depend on their will to work hard. It would be foolish to wait for any program or legislation to solve a problem for you. With or without social programs, felons can only hope to get jobs by making themselves employable enough to compete for jobs on the open market.  This will take a definite plan of action that includes a well written resume, job search and interview skills to start.  It will take hours of hard work.

He can get a head start on his job search by making a visit to the local One-stop Career Center.  This should be the first stop for anyone looking for jobs especially those with criminal records.  He will find a number of valuable services that could get him ready to compete for jobs.  He may also find opportunities for training that could mean a new career.  You can find the closest One-stop Career Center as well as all of the available services here:

www.servicelocator.org


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Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?

Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?

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Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs

Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs

 


Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs

From ex-felons to furniture makers

Hello,

I have a criminal record and I can't find a job. I have been filling out applications everywhere. Do you have any advice for someone who has made some mistakes?

I hear this from felons all the time. Please don’t quit. You get nothing when you give up. You may just have to change your strategy. If I am an employer, I probably want to hire someone without a record before I hire someone without one. Most applications will ask about criminal convictions. If you are honest, as I recommend, an employer may not want to hire you.


Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get JobsA good strategy for finding job openings is to apply to employers directly. Once you have decided on the type of work you would like to do, the next step is to choose employers that could use your services. Felons stand a better chance of being hired by smaller companies rather than larger ones. The owners or managers of smaller companies usually make the hiring decisions. Make a list of employers in your chosen field. Contact each one of them to see if there are positions available and how to apply. The telephone is the best method of contacting employers. You may even get job leads from people you know. Another advantage to applying to small companies is they are less likely to run background checks because they can be expensive.

If you get an interview, make a point to mention the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. To a small business, this may be an incentive to hire a person with a criminal record. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is offered to employers as an incentive to hire any one of nine targeted groups with barriers to employment, felons included. An employer may receive a credit of as much as $2,400 for hiring a felon. You can find more information here:

Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobshttp://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/

Also remind any prospective employer that you can be bonded by the Federal Bonding Program.  The ability to be bonded will be a big plus.  A felon can be bonded free of charge.  You can get more information on the federal bonding program here:


Federal Bonding Program






Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs




 

Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs 

 


Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs


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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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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Felon needs a Job

Felon needs a Job
Felon needs a Job

A Trump presidency is sobering for ex-offenders

My husband has a felony and he is trying hard to get a job. He made some mistakes but he is sorry and he wants to work and take care of his family but it is hard because no none wants to give him a chance. What can he do? I'm afraid he is getting depressed.

Kelly,

Madison, WS






 Felon needs a Job



Hello Kelly,

Here are some suggestions for your husband.

Felon needs a Job
Often, the felon job search will begin with some legal assistance. First, talk to a lawyer about the possibility of getting his record expunged/sealed or reduced. He can contact the legal aid office in your area for help. Expungement is not a viable option for every felon, but speaking to a legal professional experienced in this field could offer assistance.

Contact the United Way agency in your area. They could put him in contact with agencies that provide services for ex-offenders and their families. They may also have contact with companies that hire felons.

He may have to take whatever job he can get to start rebuilding his experience and credibility, He may have to take a "dirty' or minimum wage job and work his way up. Fast food, manufacturing, supermarket or warehouse work may be the way to got to get back into the working world.

I suggest he look to personal contacts and friends to help him get a job,". He should contact everyone he knows to inquire about open positions.

He should look for employment with small and local companies. Local businesses may be more willing to give him a chance. Smaller companies are less apt to pay for expensive background checks and give him a chance.

If he has a parole or probation officer, he should talk to that person to see if he knows of businesses that hire felons.

Felon needs a Job
I suggest to every felon to contact the One-stop career center in their areas. One-stop Career Centers are a great place for a felon to find a lot of resources that can lead to jobs.  You can find help with putting a resume together, getting interview skills and lists of open positions in your area.  You could also get referrals to available training opportunities that could possibly lead to a new career.  See the video below:



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

www.servicelocator.org

I hope this helps

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Can felons go to college and get jobs?

Ex-offenders and felons can find jobs
Can felons go to college and get jobs?
What degree should I get with a felony or misdemeanor?
Hello,

I came across your website and have gotten some helpful feedback. However, in my situation I am a 21 year old female convicted of felony possession and attempted transportation of marijuana for sale. I'm currently on supervised probation. Expungement is not an early option for at least another 6 months to a year. And even though I'm a first time offender, I think my record is now showing up and I've been denied jobs for the first time in my life. I had to drop out of college because I couldn't afford it just weeks after I caught my case back in 2008 and then convicted and served time in 2009. I was attending a top 100 four-year university majoring in chemical engineering with the pre-med option. I want to change my major to nursing and consider med school later. What are my options as far as employment for the next several months and what are your thoughts on my options for school and funding thereafter?

Can felons go to college and get jobs?


Hello,

Can felons go to college and get jobs?
Even though expungement may not be an option, you may be able to get a downgrade of your charge. That may make it easier to work with. Speak to an attorney in your local legal aid office to see if this is an option in your state. Even with expungement,  your conviction will always be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies. The only issue may be, if the jobs you want require any certification or licensing.  As I encourage all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, apply for every job you feel you qualify for.

One thing I teach my students looking for professional jobs, is to apply by sending their resumes with well written cover. letters.  Often when they apply this way, the question of criminal records never comes up.  If it does, they should be prepared to talk about their convictions in a positive way.

Your local One-stop career center may help you get a job. you can find the center nearest to you at this link:

www.servicelocator.org

Can felons go to college and get jobs?In reference to going to college, I have numerous students who have gone on to college careers. There are some points of consideration. Some jobs may require certification or licensing. Be sure your conviction will not forbid you from being certified or licensed in your state. Also regarding getting federal financial aid for college, I know of felons and ex-offenders who were able to get grants and loans for education and later on jobs. Speak to someone in the financial aid office of the school you wish to attend. They will help you get the necessary forms. Unfortunately not everybody convicted of a felony is eligible. Certain drug convictions require that you complete an accepted drug rehabilitation program in order to be eligible for federal financial aid. Just something to consider.

I hope this helps.


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One of the things felons can do to ensure job search success is knowing where where to apply. Many nation-wide companies have been known to hire felons. Ex-offender and felon jobs will be easier to get when one knows where to look.  There are jobs for felons and many employers will hire people with criminal records as long as their crimes were not violent, theft related or sex offenses.

There are a number of options open to ex-offenders and felons when it comes to where to find leads for jobs.  For example, if you are a tradesman, you could look in the yellow pages and call independent contractors to inquire if they are looking for qualified help.  If you are a cook, you may want to call restaurants, catering companies and hotels to inquire about available positions.  Large retailers and supermarkets often have stock and warehouse jobs available for hard working individuals.  You may have greater success applying to smaller local companies than large companies.  Your record may be less of an issue to a smaller company that has the power to hire anyone it wants.

Companies that hire FelonsTemporary agencies are still another great option.  Temp agencies are a good way for ex-offenders and felons to get work quickly.  Many temporary employees are hire permanently if they prove to be hardworking.  Once again, you will probably have greater success applying at smaller independent agencies rather that large, nation-wide agencies.  The larger companies may have policies that forbid the hiring of people with criminal records.  Make a list of temporary agencies in your local area and start applying just like you would any other job.

Companies that hire FelonsIf you a frequent reader of my blog, you know that my favorite options for finding job leads is your local One-stop Career Center.  The local one-stop will have list of available jobs in your area with instructions on how to apply.  You can also get help with putting a resume together and even with interviewing skills.  You can get one-on-one assistance that will make finding a job a lot easier.  There may also be opportunities for training for a new career.

One-stop Careers are underutilized resources the could make a difference in your job search.  You can find your nearest center here:

www.servicelocator.org


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There may be human services organizations in your area that offer programs and support for ex-offender and felons. For example, The United Way supports many social service agencies that may help felons.



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