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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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Friday, April 7, 2017

Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for

Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for

Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for

Expungement gives felons a second chance

HELP! I am a 25 year old who is a recovering addict from an auto accident which almost killed me. I am highly educated in Finance/Accounting. I worked on Wall Street and was well paid as an intern. I am now on a three year probation. I was hired at a very good company in NYC before the court recently convicted me. A background check was done at that time and all was clear since I had no convictions. I turned down the job at the time - approximately a year ago. If I were to return to that company who wanted to hire me and make my contacts, would the company once again do another criminal background check? Are there any high paying jobs online I can do from home since I am educated with degrees and talented in my field? Is my life over?

I cannot attend Law School unless these felonies are expunged which is unrealistic. I don't know where to turn, I feel hopeless, I never leave my home.

I would appreciate any help or information you can give me. Thank you, God Bless.

Heartbroken



Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for



Hello Heartbroken,

Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for
I suggest contacting the person you were in contact with before. As I suggest to all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to apply for every job you feel you are qualified for. The worst that could happen is you could be turned down. The way I see it, you will not get a job you don't apply for.

Regarding
expungement, many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs require legal assistance. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office. There you could get low-cost or even no cost advice to help you find out what your options are in your state.  Just as an FYI, even with an expungement, your conviction will always be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies.

I hope this helps.



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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Felon with DUI needs advice about jobs

Felon with DUI needs advice about jobs

 DUI and your Job
Hello,

I was convicted of felony DUI in 2008. It cost me an excellent job at Pacific Life. I went to alcohol treatment on my own accord, 6 months prior to sentencing. December of 2008 I landed a systems tech job at First Data Corporation. I worked there for over 11 months before being downsized November 2009. FDC was aware of my record, and the downsizing had nothing to do with it, it was just a numbers game. I have been unemployed since.

I understand the market is tough, and friends and relatives who work for large companies say that employers can be extremely picky in the hiring process now. I'm running out of hope that anyone will hire me. I haven't been able to land a job at a grocery store, fast food, anything. I do a lot of online applications, and wonder if the disclosure regarding felonies automatically flags the app and disqualifies me.

The felony DUI is the only thing I have on my record. I had a couple speeding tickets in high school and college. I've never stolen anything, or assaulted anyone, or committed fraud. I don't know what to do and the situation is getting very grim. My credit is shot because of the gaps in employment, and that has to hinder my job search as well. My resume is attached, just for the heck of it. It shows that I've always been employed, for long periods of time, with some good companies. I'm currently on unemployment, which I absolutely hate having to do, and that will run out by the end of July. I have barely been able to make it, and once that runs out, it's curtains. My father suffered a heart attack a month ago, and his medical bills are piling up. I need to be able to help my family but I cannot. I'll also be in danger of losing my house. If that happens then I am done for, as my credit is so bad I won't be able to get an apartment, let alone another house.

Is there anything I can do to get past this felony and land a solid job? I've had offers to work at bars/restaurants as either a cook or door man, but cannot accept those because my probation does not allow me to go to bars or be around alcohol. Even a job at a convenience store is not possible, because I would be handling alcohol. Lawn services won't hire me because they require a clean driving record. I have a lot to offer, and am the best teammate, worker, whatever, a business could ask for. In 9 months I've had one face to face interview and 3 phone interviews, nothing worked out. I'm on Career Builder, CareerLink, and Monster, all my information is out there and I apply for jobs daily. All I need is a chance. Any information, advice, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Fred


Felon with DUI needs advice about jobs



Hello Fred,

Felon with DUI needs advice about jobs
I have a few suggestions for you. First of all I suggest that you contact an attorney. Try legal aid. You should look into perhaps having your original conviction downgraded if possible. I'm not sure what state you live in but you can also look into a Certificate of Rehabilitation. A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a court order, which declares that a person who has been convicted of a felony is rehabilitated. If a petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation is granted, it is forwarded to the Governor by the granting court and constitutes an application for a pardon. Often a little legal assistance makes it easier for convicted felons to get jobs. 

Felon with DUI needs advice about jobsSecondly, go to your nearest One-stop Career center. There you will find a variety of service that can help you get a job including referrals for open position in your area. One-stop career centers are under-utilized resources that can really help. You can the center nearest to you here:


http://www.servicelocator.org/

Thirdly, I suggest contacting your local United Way office. United Way supports a number of social service agencies that offer assistance to ex-offenders and felons some with DUI.  A person with your education and experience may even be of service to one of the many organization it serves.

I hope this helps.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Expungement may help felons get jobs

Expungement may help felons get jobs



Expungement may help felons get jobs

Christie: Let's expunge ex-cons' criminal records

Hello,

I am on probation for misusing my expense account and accepted a plea bargain that gave me a Suspended Imposition of Sentence for : Felony Theft Class B. This SIS technically is not a conviction. However, it comes up in background checks and I can't pass the check. Consequently, I can't get a second chance.



Most of the programs that I find are not for people on probation. Do you have any suggestions? I have a degree and 7 years of high level medical sales experience ranging from medical devices to pharmaceuticals?

Thanks for your help.



 Expungement may help felons get jobs





Expungement may help felons get jobs
Your conviction is probably dependent on the completion of the terms of your deferment. Once the terms are completed, the original charges will be dropped. When this is done, you should try to get the charges expunged. I'm not sure how expungement works in your state. In most cases it means having the charges hidden from public view.  The charges will always be visible however to law enforcement, the court system and any government agency.  You should get legal help getting this done.

There are attorneys that make their livings getting expungements done for their clients.  You may be able to get help from your local legal aid office.    If expungement is an option for you, legal aid may offer low-cost or no-cost assistance with this process.  You can find your local legal aid office in your telephone directory or by contacting your state's bar association.

I hope this helps.


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?

Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?

 

Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?

Taking a lawbreaking past out of college applications

Hello,

I am a 25 year old college student currently working on my M.S. in Information and Communication Science. When I was 20 I was convicted of "Accessory to a felony after the fact" in Texas (the crime actually happened just 6 months after turning 18). I have not been in trouble with the law since and finished my 5 year probation with no problems. I am smart, attractive, and one of the only women in my program at school. My advisors keep telling me how easy it will be for me to get a job in computer science as a woman due to the lack of diversity amongst gender in many corporations. I am very fearful that I will not be able to get any job after graduation due to my felony record. I have contacted two lawyers in Texas about expungement but they have told me to quit dreaming and that felony expungements are far and few between in the state of Texas (I live in Michigan now). Is this true? Is there no chance for me to get this off my record ever? I am afraid that I have put all of this money into my education and still will not be able to get a successful job because of a stupid decision I made 7 years ago. What are my options? What is some general advice on this issue? Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

KN


Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?



Hello,

Expungement may not be an option for many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, but don not give up.  Layers are going to hate my next suggestion because there are attorneys who make their livings by helping people with the expungement process.  My suggestion is to contact your local legal aid office.  There, you will get valuable advice and you can find out if it is a a viable option for you.  If it is an option, you may be able to get low cost or even free assistance and if it can help your career.

I know of ex-offenders and convicted felons with far worse charges than yours who have gone on to have great careers. Companies hire people with criminal records everyday.  A bit of advice is whenever possible, apply for jobs using your resume and well written cover letters. Often by using this method, the criminal record question may never come up. If the question arises, always be honest while letting the person know the event in your life was an isolated incident and you are fortunate to have put it behind you. Also talk about how hard you have worked to overcome your past.

I'm sure you will make out just fine.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Multiple felon needs job search help

Multiple felon needs job search help

Multiple felon needs job search help

Second chances benefit everyone

Hello,

I was reading your blog about jobs for ex felons and was curious if you could provide some information. A little information about my history, in April 1982 I was charged with a 1st degree felony charge of aggravated burglary and was told to plead guilty by a court appointed attorney even though I wanted to plead not guilty he said I would be punished for taking it to trial and the judge agreed to probation so I plead guilty and was sentenced to a term of 2 - 15 in Ohio State Reformatory. Well I spent 9 months there and my family got another attorney and he got it reduced to a felony 2 and I was released. I only spent a year on Parole and was released on good behavior so that is 1 felony against me.

I can get a job almost anywhere but I cannot keep it because of the 911 terrorist attacks. everyone now does background checks and asks if you have ever been convicted of a felony
which should not be allowed. Since then I was terminated from a job for no reason and have been charged with unauthorized use of property and it is pending felony 5 but the judge agreed to probation and this happened all because I helped the HR manager with her email and the company found out I did this after I was terminated so they called the FBI and that is how I was charged.

I have a bachelor of science in health administration and an extensive background in information technology but there is no way I will ever work legally again. Any advice or know any companies who hire felons? I am working with state senators to get the expungement laws changed in Ohio but this could take years and the money I have saved up I have been living on is all but gone so I need a job.


Thanks

Rick

 Multiple felon needs job search help



That's quite a story. My suggestion to you is to only apply for jobs with cover letters and resumes. Often when ex-offenders and felons apply this way, the question about criminal background never comes up. If it ever does, be honest. Don't focus on your past.  Shift the attention to the things you have done since your mistakes onto what you have done to improve yourself.  Check out the videos below.  It may give a few ideas that could lead to a felon getting a job.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Mom wants to help felon get a job

Mom wants to help felon get a job

Mom wants to help felon get a job
Locked Up, Then Locked Out
My son is 20 and he made a bad choice by hanging out with the wrong crowd and was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm, did a couple of days in jail for ignoring house arrest one day for not coming home on time. My husband has been offered a transfer to Europe and my son's probation is for 5 years.

Is my son allowed to leave the state to go with us to Europe and seek employment there, should this be brought up to his P.O.

Also, will he be able to find a job in Minnesota in the meantime until our move which is at the end of this year? Any suggestions on job searching would be greatly appreciated.

Hoping you can help me, he's our son and I love him so much and want only the best for him.

Thanks for listening

Desperate Loving Mom


 Mom wants to help felon get a job



Hello Mom,

Felons with probation usually have to finish the terms of probation before they can leave the state. I am guessing that he will be in violation of his probation if he leaves before it is finished. To be sure, contact his probation officer.

Possession of a stolen firearm is not the worst charge in the world. Hopefully, it will not hinder him too much.

He can get help on his job search at the nearest One-stop Career center. You can the center nearest you at this link:

www.servicelocator.org

There are many resources at the One-stop Center.  The video below will give you some idea about what the center has to offer and how he can be helped in his job search.


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Monday, December 26, 2016

Felon wants Job as Chef

Felon wants Job as Chef

 

Felon wants Job as Chef

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I have a 22 year old daughter that is very intelligent, (which upsets me more about what she did) and a dedicated worker who knew she wanted to be a cook since 8th grade. Over the past year, she was dating a whack job that threatened her with a gun. One day while he was working, she went to his apartment and took his gun. Not a bad idea if she threw it in the river; however, stupidly she hocked it using her friends ID. the felony charge is not for taking the gun but using false id to hock it. She graduates the end of the month and cannot find work. 

This is kickoff time for AZ but the big hotels that doing the hiring are doing thorough background checks. She had a great job lined up with Wigwam. In fact, the HR director told her--this is a great company and a ache to work any where in the world. That Friday she was supposed to go to orientation. Unfortunately, the HR Dir. called her and said because of her felony change they cannot hire her. She did a stupid thing--no question there; I told the judge that regardless that we are from New Jersey the closest she had come to seeing a gun was by a policeman and not Tony Soprano. She is really in the dumps. She is seeing a psychiatrist and works with a psychologist.
Do you have any suggestions to help her get her career going?


Thank you for time,


 Felon wants Job as Chef



 

Felon wants Job as ChefAll is not lost. As I often suggest to ex-offenders and felons who seek jobs in the culinary arts, large corporate outlets may not be the best choice. They often have hiring practices that are determined at the corporate level. She may be better off looking for jobs at independent restaurants and catering companies. Check your local telephone directory and start calling.

Also she may seek assistance from independent temporary employment agencies. Often temporary assignments turn into full time jobs. There are temporary agencies that primarily work with the service industry. Smaller independent temporary staffing agencies are not bound by discriminatory hiring guidelines as larger nation-wide agencies and can hire anyone they choose.

Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs may have to put in extra work to get hired.

I hope this helps.



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Felon needs help finding a job

Felon Needs help Finding a Job

 


Felon Needs help Finding a Job

How to Get a Job After You Commit a Felony

Hello,

I would like to ask a question about trying to find a job for someone who is a Grand Larceny offender. I have found it to be very hard in these days and times trying to find a job when you have convicted of a charge such as Grand Larceny. No one want to hire you or even give you a chance. I was convicted 5 years ago. I was able to find a job after I was convicted. But due to the economy right now I was laid off over a year and a half ago where I was a manger at a Bookstore. Since that time I have been blessed to be on unemployment. The unemployment will soon run out and I don't know what I am going to do. It's not hard for me to get a job I just know when they say that they are going to do a background check they will always re-track their offer. So how do I find a job that will work with my charge. I have over 10 years to management and I can't even get a job sweeping the floor. I would take that job if offered, I would like to add. I would like your input if you have the time.

Thanks


Felon Needs help Finding a Job



Hello,

I encourage ex-offenders and felons to apply for jobs using resumes with well written cover letters. Often this will help them get around the application process.  Also, Getting a job with a criminal record is truly a numbers game.  You should apply for every job you feel you are qualified for.  Apply, apply, apply until you find an employer who will give you a shot.

 Felon Needs help Finding a Job
I also suggest contacting your local United Way office. The United Way supports various social service organizations some of which provide services for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.

I hope this helps.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Felon wants corporate job

Felon wants corporate job

 

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I have a previous drug charge which I am sealing. Can I still get a good corporate job?

Back in 2006 I was charged with a possession charge which I am not to proud of. I later successfully completed all necessary requirements and now qualify for the option to seal my record. My question is can I still graduate from college and get a good corporate job? I am currently studying to become an administrator in business. Do you know of any personal stories or people with good jobs that have sealed records?



 Felon wants corporate job



Hello sir,

You are in a better position than most convicted felons looking for jobs. Once your case is sealed, it will only be visible to law enforcement agencies, the court system and government agencies.

I know of many felons who have put their criminal records behind them and gone on to successful corporate careers.  Many companies hire ex-offenders and felons. I tell all of my students not to exclude yourself from any jobs.  Apply for all jobs you feel you qualify for.

One suggestion I have for you is, whenever possible, apply for jobs using you resume and a well written cover letter.  Often when felons apply this way, the question of criminal records do not come up.  If it does come up, talk about the mistakes of your youth and how hard you have worked to overcome that mistake.


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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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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Felon needs to know where to look for a job

Felon needs to know where to look for a job



Felon needs to know where to look for a job
Hello,

My boyfriend has a criminal background and he needs a job. I wouldn't say that he's a convicted felon because he never actually got sentenced to do time in a state prison just time in the county prison. We live in New Jersey and I wanted to know where should he start to look for a job.





Felon needs to know where to look for a job



Hello,

I believe you are a bit confused. If he was sentenced to serving time in the county jail, he was convicted. Generally, county sentences are limited to 364 days. Anything longer is served at state prison. He needs to find out if he was convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor. Ask him to take a look at his disposition (release papers.) This is important because he has to know how to answer the "Have you been convicted of a crime?" question. If he was sentenced to do time, pay a fine or probation, the answer is "yes." Knowing how to properly complete employment applications will make the felon job search more successful.

As far as where to look for a job. Take a look at the video below.  It outline several resources a felon can use to get a job.  I always suggest the local One-stop Career Center.  There are many services there that an ex-offender or felon will find useful.

There is also a link below to a list of employers that hire ex-offenders and felons.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Trucking Jobs May be Perfect for Ex-offenders and Felons

Trucking Jobs May be Perfect for Ex-offenders and Felons


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I got out Feb. '16 and went and talked to my old boss. I worked for a paving company and it was the the wrong time of year to put me on so I started to draw unemployment and thinking about how to get out of doing labor work. I paved for 2 yrs but I'm a 17 yr journeyman roofer that's another part maybe will talk about that later. The long and short is I have my CDL (Commercial Driver License) with all my endorsements. If I can just get a shot who ever I work for will love me. I've never been fired and have good references but they won't even talk to me can you help me my school sure ain't. I really want to long haul but ain't choosy. I'm 48. The kids are grown and the ex is gone. It's perfect for me. I've always wanted to see the states. Please help if you can or point me in the right direction. I think I've applied on most of the sights.

Glen


Trucking Jobs May be Perfect for Ex-offenders and Felons



Hello Glen,

Your situation may be perfect for a trucking career. Often I meet ex-offenders and felons who have opted for driving jobs.

Here is a page with a good list of trucking companies. A large number of them hire ex-offenders and felons. There are even notations regarding their hiring policies.


Trucking Jobs May be Perfect for Ex-offenders and Felons
http://www.classadrivers.com/index.php?method=CompareCompanyListing&ListAll=1

Each trucking company makes its own rules regarding felony convictions. Some will employ a driver after 5 years or longer since the conviction. Other companies won't hire felons, regardless. You just need to get on the phone and start contacting carriers.

Without experience you are somewhat limited as to will hire you. Having the felony conviction reduces your pool of companies further. The best thing you can do is make some phone calls.

Best of luck to you.

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