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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Trying to get a job with a misdemeanor

Trying to get a job with a misdemeanor
I have a misdemeanor on my record which is forgery and its hard finding a job. Do you have any tips on how to get a job with that on my record?

Jam,




Trying to get a job with a misdemeanor




Hello Jam,

Your particular charge is what is classified as an "integrity" crime. In the eyes of some, you cannot be trusted.  This means you will have a very difficult time getting a job anywhere money or valuables are at risk. You will definitely need to change your line of work.

My suggestion to you is to contact your local One-stop career center. They have a lot of services that can help unemployed people in different situations get jobs. Many of the counselors at these centers have experience assisting people with criminal backgrounds. You may also find success applying to smaller companies that tend to do less exhaustive background checks than larger companies. Ex-offenders and felons often have more success finding jobs when they know where to look.

Click the blinking gold link below.  It will take you to a huge list of companies that offer opportunities to people with criminal records.

You can find your local One-stop career center here:

www.servicelocator.org

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 I hope this helps.


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Monday, October 26, 2020

Will moving to another state help a felon get a job?

Will moving to another state help a felon get a job?



Hello Mr. Mayo,

Thank you for this blog.  I live in San Francisco, California.  I have multiple convictions for a few things.  I was talking to someone here and they told me that because I have a record in California, I should move to another state.  My record will not show up in another state.  I have relatives in Illinois.  Will moving to Illinois help me get a job?

Karl



Will moving to another state help a felon get a job?


Hello Karl,

I am glad you are seeking another opinion and not relying on information from that person.  Totally false!  Your record will follow you wherever you go.  In this age of computers and extensive data banks,  you can find out just about anything on anyone.  There are companies that exist just to sell information to anyone who will pay for it.

Will moving to another state help a felon get a job?A history of criminal record would include an individual's personal identifiers (descriptive information and fingerprints), arrests and subsequent dispositions (final outcome of a charge.)  Dispositions are posted to the
National Criminal History Record File by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. Not only convictions but each criminal arrest for which the CJIS Division has a fingerprint submission would be on file.  So you see, your record is fairly easy to get.

There are organizations in your area that can help an ex-offender or felon looking for jobs.

Arriba Juntos

 Arriba Juntos, a community-based organization in San Francisco. This organization has an employment program for ex-offenders and felons.  They even offer , direct job placement for clients who have job skills. Also available in career training in computer technology, including MS Office Suite, and certified nursing assistance with the ability to obtain California licensing. The center will assist clients in obtaining licensing from the State of California. In cooperation with the San Francisco Municipal Railway they offer a driver training course. Clients may obtain their Commercial Driving License and consideration for employment with MUNI as bus drivers. These training programs include a Life Skills component, job interview techniques and resume writing in addition to daily survival skills. There may be paid on job training program that is used as an incentive to employers to hire felons and ex-offenders.

You can contact them at the address below:


1850 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-487-3240
415-863-9314 fax
www.arribajuntos.org


Private Industry Council of San Francisco (PIC)

Private Industry Council of San Francisco (PIC) is a non-profit organization that provides employment, training and research services to employers and job seekers in San Francisco. PIC is a public/private collaboration for workforce development. PIC contracts with over 60 community- based organizations to provide training and employment services. They may have contacts to employers who hire ex-offenders and felons who need jobs


You can contact them at the address below:

1650 Mission Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-431-8700
415-431-8702 fax
Web Site: www.oaklandpic.org

Also take a look at the video below.  There are other options for finding jobs in your area.



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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Jobs for Felons: Beware of Career Schools


Jobs for Felons: Beware of Career Schools
If you are at home in the daytime, I'm sure you have seen countless commercials from career schools promising  new careers and brighter futures for unemployed people.  If you don't have a job or have no idea where your life is going, these schools appear to the be the answer to a lot of prayers.

These career academies or adult education schools offer the hope of well paying careers as Cosmetology, the medical field, fashion designing, automotive repair, culinary etc.  They even offer help with financial aid (usually loans,) and job placement after you graduate.  I even saw one that claimed upon completion of their Medical Billing a Coding course, you would be able to do billing and coding from home.

I often get emails and letters from ex-offenders and felons asking if the investment in time and money would help their situations.  Before I answer this question, let's look at how these career schools work.


Jobs for Felons: Beware of Career Schools



As stated above, these schools train students for a variety of in-demand careers.  In most cases, these schools operate for a profit.  The exception to this are community colleges that offer career training.  Because vocational schools are profit oriented, the want to make their training very attractive to those who are serious about training for careers.  While many of these schools are reputable and do an excellent job preparing students and assisting them in getting placed, there are others who record is not as good.  To drive more students to their programs, they may offer misleading information about the need for qualified people to fill jobs, the earning potential or the ability to place their graduates.
I encourage ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs and careers to carefully explore all of their options for training before such a big investment of time and money.  First I suggest your local community college.  Many community colleges are committed to providing quality education and some include career and vocational education.  Community colleges also have very qualified financial aid, counseling and dedicated placement personnel.  If your local community college does not offer training in a field you are interested in, you may have to turn to a private career school.  Before choosing a school you have to ask some very important questions.

Is the school accredited?  Accreditation is an evaluation by a nationally recognized agency.  If a school is accredited , it means it has met certain quality standards and probably is a good school.  You can simply ask a school representative "Is you school accredited and by what agency?"

What is the total cost of the program and what financial aid is available?  You may require a loan to finance your training.  If you are unemployed, you may be eligible for assistance through your state's department of labor.  You can find a department of labor representative at your local One-stop Career Center.  You can find the center nearest to you here: www.servicelocator.org

 If you need a loan, I suggest government sponsored financial aid.  You can get information about federal financial aid and other financial aid options here: What Is Financial Aid and How Does It Work?
 
What is the school's placement record?  Ask about the school's placement record.  Find out what percentage of graduates in your field and the average have been placed and .  Find out what employers have hired the school's graduates.  This is very important.  You should contact these employers to see if they hire ex-offenders or felons.  You may also find out if a license is required and if your conviction would keep you from being licensed.

Choosing a career a great choice for felons looking to put criminal records behind them.  Choosing the right school can help them do it.



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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Jobs for felons: Old conviction is a problem

 Jobs for felons: Old conviction is a problem



Jobs for felons: Old conviction is a problem
Please Help! My boyfriend is a convicted felon. He was charged with his felony when he was 18 years old and served 28 days. He is off probation, he has never messed up since that day but everywhere he looks he sees a background check is needed. Every time I look for ex-offender jobs all I can find are jobs that are for felons just getting out of jail. He is 28 years old and makes $5 less an hour than his coworker and he has certificates for his job and his coworker does not.

He has had the same job for 9 years now and has not gotten a raise. He committed a crime barely after turning 18 and now it is haunting him forever. I don't know what else to do or where to look.

There has to be something he can do. Please help me.

  Jobs for felons: Old conviction is a problem


Hello,

Jobs for felons: Old conviction is a problem
ex-offenders and felons I deal with.  First of all, I'm not sure what it is he does, but it seems that he has a marketable skill.  Secondly, he has had the same job for nine years.  That means that he has at least nine years of practical experience.

The problem I believe your boyfriend is having is, he is thinking like a felon that has a job rather than a working person that happens to have a record.  He is letting his criminal record define who he is.  He will not find a job looking for "Ex-offender Jobs."  There is no such thing.  No one advertises that they hire ex-offenders and felons.   My suggestion is from now on he should stop thinking as if he has a mark of a criminal on his face.  He does not!  He should apply for every job he feels he is qualified to do.

Jobs for felons: Old conviction is a problem
His record is not going away.  He has to deal with it and deal with it in a positive way.  Never fear a background check.  Every job he applies for, he should be honest about his past.  When he gets an interview and the question comes up, he should speak briefly about it focusing on what he has done with his life since then.  He should talk about the positive things he has done to improve himself.  There are jobs for felons.  Felons get hired everyday.  The key is finding an employer who will look past his record (which should not be hard to do since it happened over ten years ago.)  There are many companies that hire felons.

Like I said, he should apply for every job he feels he is qualified for.  Finding a job is a numbers game.  The more jobs he applies for, the more interviews he will get.  The more interviews he gets, the greater his chances are of getting a job.

I hope this helps





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Felon wants to be a locksmith

Felon wants to be a locksmith



Felon wants to be a locksmith
I am wondering if u can help me with a question that i have. I live in Indianapolis, Indiana and I am a convicted felon. I would like to know if I can become a licensed locksmith? If I can then what do I need to do to become a locksmith? Any information would be very helpful.

Thank You.





 Felon wants to be a locksmith



Hello,

Felon wants to be a locksmithTo my knowledge, the state of Indiana does not require locksmiths to be licensed. One thing I do caution self-employed ex-offenders and felons is to inquire if your conviction prohibits you from getting bonded.

A bond is an insurance policy that protects your customers from any type of loss as a result of doing business with you. I know ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs can be bonded through a program offered by the federal government. The program however does not extend to businesses owned by felons, only for felons who are employed or seek to be employed.

You can find more about the federal bonding program here:
http://www.bonds4jobs.com/







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