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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Truth About Felons, Ex-offenders, Expungement and Jobs

The Truth About Felons, Ex-offenders, Expungement and Jobs



Three years ago at the age of 22, I was arrested and charged with Burglary/With Assault or Battery (FL Statute 810.02-2a) and received a third degree felony. At the time I was in school to pursue my nursing degree; however, at this time I am unable to complete it because of my charge. I am soon to complete my probation and although I am currently working in a restaurant, I don't want that to be the end. I would actually like to find a career and not just any job I could take. Would you happen to know about sealed/expunging that would suit me? If I am unable to get it sealed, is there any professional careers that I may enter? I know this question has been brought up many of times, but I am looking for a second chance at restarting my life and being able to live independently.


Please help.


 Thank you.


The Truth About Felons, Ex-offenders, Expungement and Jobs

There are two points that I would like to make. First Sealing / Expungement is not the cure all many ex-offenders and felons believe it is. Every state has its own statutes regarding the sealing or expungement of records. Some believe that arrest and conviction records are totally erased and will never erased and will never be seen again.  In no case will that happen. Some states hide records from public view. Records will always be available to court systems, law enforcement and government agencies.  You will have to find out if expungement is available in your state and if so, how would it affect your convictions and how you could take advantage of these processes. I suggest you contact your local legal aid office. You may find low-cost or even no cost assistance. Once you find out that information, your second question will be a lot easier to answer.

Since records will always be available to government agencies, ex-offenders and felons may find it difficult to pursue careers that require licensing or certification. You may have to to do a little research to find out if your conviction will prohibit you from being licensed or certified in your state. In all other cases, I suggest that you apply for every job you feel otherwise qualified for.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Lady Felon Searching for a Job

Lady Felon Searching for a Job

 


Lady Felon Searching for a Job
Hi,

My name is Anita, I was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in February of 2003, It was a death by motor vehicle, and there were no drugs or alcohol that contributed to the accident. I received a three years probation, the accident actually occurred on October 2001, I just had to wait for a court date because it was tried by a jury.



On April 2005, I was charged with a misdemeanor for which I received a 1 year probation or until my fines were paid. I received unemployment from the job because they found that I wasn't responsible for the money being missing. I just was too afraid to take it to court because I was afraid of the outcome. My lawyer told me to plead no contest, I didn't want to but I didn't have the $5000.00 it would cost for a proper defense.
Lady Felon Searching for a JobAnyway, I was working for Moore County Schools, and I disclosed my criminal record before I was hired, but they can't find the application. I hadn't been convicted at the time I had started substituting for the school, and at that time it wasn't required unless you have been convicted. However, when I was asked to take on a Teacher's Assistant position in 2004, I had been convicted, and I filled out the criminal record part on the computer at the school. I thought that I was not going to be able to get the job because of my record. To make a long story short, someone called a T.V. station and told them that I had a criminal record. I was then asked to resign from my position.

Right now I have been unable to get a job, and I thought since the involuntary manslaughter charge was an accident that it didn't matter, and the misdemeanor charge wouldn't have any bearing on my job because I didn't work with money. I never got reprimanded for my work performance, and in fact I received great evaluations. I tried to go to a place that helped people with records get a job, but it was limited to those that actually went to prison, or those that had a drug problem. Is there any organizations out there that could help me find a job?




Lady Felon Searching for a Job




Hello Anita,

I'm sorry your situation is causing you so much stress. As I often suggest to certain people who want to work in schools, try private or charter schools whose hiring practices are more liberal than public school systems.

Often ex-offender and felon job searches require some help from an attorney. Contact your local legal aid
office to seek assistance in getting your criminal record sealed or expunged since they are non-violent offenses. I should make getting a job easier.

I also suggest applying for temporary jobs. Often if temporary employees are good, they are hired on a permanent basis. When applying for temporary employment, it is better to apply at small independent agencies rather than larger national companies. Smaller agencies are free to hire anyone they choose. You do have marketable skills, so you are in a better position than most ex-offenders and felons job 
searching.


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Felon with college education needs a job

Felon with college education needs a job


Felon with college education needs a job

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My husband has a felony, the charge is lewd and liscivious. It was an incident that happened about 6 years ago before we met. He had a drinking problem at the time and has not drank any alcohol in the past 5 years. After serving 7 months in prison for this crime he got out and went back to school. He started at a community college and went on to be accepted to the Kansas University school of business and graduated with a degree in accounting with distinction which is no small feat! He graduated in December of 09 and has since been unable to find a job in his field. He has had one offer that was later taken back after seeing his charge on paper and several interviews for jobs where I know he would have got them if it weren't for this charge. We tried to get it expunged but were unsuccessful. The judge did say we should try again later as he wasn't saying no forever. My husband is becoming increasingly disappointed and losing hope. He is a great, intelligent and changed man.

What more can we do?


Felon with college education needs a job



My suggestion is to apply for jobs by letter of application. By applying for jobs this way often allows ex-offenders and felons to get around the application process and never have to mention that he has a criminal record.

Felon with college education needs a jobI suggest getting help in his job search from powerful and influential people. Contact elected officials in your area and ask for help. He should express his desire to be employed and once again become a productive member of society. Elected officials have staff members that answer letters and respond to inquiries from citizens. Officials that could offer assistance are: Mayors, Council Members, Commissioners, Aldermen, Board Members, Assemblymen, and Judges.

Sometime getting jobs as ex-offenders and felons takes a little creativity,

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions

Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions


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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.

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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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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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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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Monday, October 24, 2016

Companies that hire Felons

Companies that hire Felons

 

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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


Where can ex-offenders and convicted felons find jobs 

 

Companies that hire Felons
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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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Federal Bonding Program helps Felons get Jobs

Federal Bonding Program helps felons get jobs



Federal Bonding Program helps felons get jobs
Promoting Opportunity
Employers might have concerns about certain job applicants and perhaps hesitant to hire them because they have criminal records, little or no work backgrounds or recovering alcohol or drug addicts. Some employers are reluctant to hire ex-offenders or felons because they feel their backgrounds make them more probable to steal, commit fraud or be dishonorable in other ways. Many felons are not able to be bonded. A bond is an insurance policy issued by an agency that protects an employer against money or property loss due to employee dishonesty. Certain criminal convictions make many felons unqualified for private bonding. Felons, including anyone with a record of arrest, conviction or imprisonment, and anyone who has ever been on probation or parole, are considered "at-risk" job applicants.

Federal Bonding Program is sponsored by the Department of Labor. Bonds are issued for those who are unable to be bonded privately. The bonds are issued at no cost to the employer and could be an incentive to hire an applicant. Criminal records become less of a concern to employers if they are assured that they are protected from loss of money or property due to theft.

Bond issuance applies to any job at any employer in any state, and covers any employee dishonesty committed on or away from the employer’s actual job location. 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 helps Felons get JobsFederal 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

Jobs for felons will be easier to get with a little help from programs like this.


 Federal Bonding Program helps Felons get Jobs


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs

Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs


Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs
I get a lot of questions from ex-offenders and felons regarding expungement.  It is a common belief that getting an expungement is the answer to their employment woes.  Some believe that if they can only get one, they can have their criminal record erased and they can get jobs to move on with their
Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs lives.  There are lawyers who make lots of money from felons and their families hoping to have some miracle worked and their records will gone forever.  Since most employers do background checks, having a clean record will make getting a job easier.  Having certain convictions on your record may be the difference between getting hired for a job or not.  Lets explore some common myths and uncover the facts about expungement.


Myth #1:  Criminal Records are Automatically Erased After a Certain Number of Years


I am not aware of any state that erases records after automatically.  In fact no records are ever removed, they may be made inaccessible to the public.  There must be legal action taken if there any sealing of records.  There is an application process that completed for any type of action to be considered.  Nothing happens automatically.

Myth #2:  Any Records can be Expunged


Expungement is a legal process that not available in all states.  These processes will vary from state to state as to which records can be sealed or expunged.  For example, in NJ where I am, only one felony can be expunged and the waiting period is ten years from the completion of the sentence.  In some states no records can expunged and in others only arrests not convictions can be sealed.

Myth #3:  An Attorney is not Needed 


Never attempt any legal procedure by yourself.  To be certain that any legal  process is done properly, You should always seek the help of a qualified  professional with experience in this field.

Myth #4:  Federal Convictions can be Expunged


Federal convictions can in no way shape or form be expunged or sealed.  The only action that can be taken is to seek a presidential pardon and very few are granted. 


Myth #5:  Expungement Erases Criminal Records


With expungement, sealing or any other process, records will never be erased or destroyed.  Even though certain records will be hidden from the public, they will always be visible to the court system, government agencies and law enforcement.



Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs
This a brief list of common myths associated with the the expungement or sealing of recordsBear in mind that these processes are not available in every state.  Every state has its own statutes regarding the treatment of criminal records.  If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for expungement, I suggest speaking to an attorney about availability in your state.  I also suggest that you contact your local legal aid office where you may qualify for free advice about this or even help getting it done.  Most legal aid offices are staffed by young attorneys who are anxious to help and gain valuable experience.  To find your local legal aid office, check your telephone directory or contact the bar association in your state.


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Monday, July 11, 2016

Besides Jobs, What Do Ex-offenders and Felons Need?

Besides Jobs, What Do Ex-offenders and Felons Need?



http://www.howfelonscangetjobs.com/2013/04/Jobs-Ex-offenders-felons-Need.htmlI use this blog to answer questions from ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. From time to time, I come across some things from others that I feel should be shared. This comes from a human services student, Roger P., who would like to know directly from those in need what is needed.

 "I am not a convicted felon or an ex-offender, however, I know many people who are and see the struggle they have in that life situation. Today something tugged at my heartstrings. I am human services student, currently working on certification as an alcohol and drug counselor. I have been doing research for a class on the topic of criminality. My first instinct was to explain what criminal thinking is and how it is changed. However, my research has led me in a different direction. I have decided to concentrate on the lack of resources, myths rubber-stamped by society, and postulating an awareness of these struggles that continue the cycle to recidivism.

I'm asking you, to help me understand, how I can help you and others, who wear that rubber-stamp (CONVICTED FELON), to live productive, meaningful, and happy lives. The only person who truly understands what it is to be oppressed is the oppressed person. As the societal oppressor, I can stand on your shoulders all day long and never know what it feels like for you to have me standing on your shoulders." 

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Need Interview Clothes? Ex offenders and Felons Should try Thrift Stores

Need Interview Clothes? Ex offenders and Felons Should try Thrift Stores


Need Interview Clothes? Ex offenders and Felons Should try Thrift StoresI have been helping ex-offenders and felons get jobs for many years and if there is one thing I stress is the power of the first impression.  How you look is going to speak volumes about you before you ever open your mouth.  Whether out looking for a job, filling out applications or interviewing that first impression is powerful.  What do people see when they see you?  Do they see a thug or a businessperson?  Everything about you should "Professional."

The classic look for men is a dark suit with a light colored shirt and a color coordinated tie.  At the very least, dark slacks, with a light colored shirt and a nice silk tie.  Don't forget the shined shoes.  For women, a classic  pant or skirt suit with coordinated pumps. 

Need Interview Clothes? Ex offenders and Felons Should try Thrift StoresI meet ex-offenders and felons who tell me that they do not have the money to buy the kind of clothes that I'm talking about.  There is a solution, the local thrift store.  I know what you are thinking- used clothes,
yuck!  Get rid of you prejudices that thrift stores are full of junk that other people threw away.  The fact is, thrift stores often have high quality clothes at bargain basement prices.  Check this true story about an actual student of mine:

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I recently took a student of mine to a local thrift store because he told me he did not have clothes for an upcoming interview.  This is what we got.


1 pair of  Perry Ellis Portfolio double pleated, cuffed slacks - $4.00

1 Ralph Lauren Dress shirt - $3.00

1 Nautica silk tie - $2.00

1 pair of Cole Haan shoes $12.00

He went home with clothes that would make him look like a million dollars for $21.00!

Need Interview Clothes? Ex offenders and Felons Should try Thrift Stores


Thrift stores are great for finding good bargains on clothes. Here are some tips to make thrift store shopping a great experience.

 Give yourself time.  Thrift stores usually have a lot of things to look through.  Take your time and find what you need.

Go with a friend.  It’s good to have a second opinion. If you're a guy, go with a girl.  If you're a girl, vice versa.  Your friend will be able to help you decide if something really looks good on you.

Find out if there are any sales.  Some thrift stores color code the sale items.  Some stores even have a sale day.  Find out how to make your thrift store bargains even better.

If possible, buy clothes that are machine washable.  What good is getting a good deal on slacks if you can only dry clean them.

Look clothes over very carefully.  Nothing is worse than thinking you have found a nice shirt, only to get home and find a hole on the back or the cuffs are frayed.

Try clothes on.  You will feel really bad if you got those great slacks home and they don't fit

Wash clothes when you get home.  Thrift store clothes are basically clean, but many have been on the rack for a while and need to be freshened up before wearing.

Thrift stores are a great option for ex-offenders and felons who want to look professional but do not have a lot of money.  To find your local thrift store, check your local telephone book.  Even if you haven't decided that thrift stores are for you.  Try one anyway.  Go down and look around.  Even if you don't buy anything the first time, don't be surprised if you go back at another time.


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 Need Interview Clothes? Ex offenders and Felons Should try Thrift Stores

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Are you an ex-offender or felon who has a question about finding a job with a criminal record?  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.   The right information could help a felon get jobs.  You could have your question answered right here. Email your question to: Adogzheart2@gmail.com.

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