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Old 11-26-2017, 01:06 AM
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Does anyone know of a good place for an ex offender with a felony conviction within the past 7 years, currently on special probation to find a job in Pennsylvania, specifically Western PA?
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Amazon takes felons. They're hiring big time for the holidays. Be up front and honest about your conviction so you can avoid wasting as little time as possible. Most factories hire felons. Just avoid customer service jobs I can say for sure. Fast food typically hires.
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There are tons of jobs who will hire a dedicated felon...Check out truck driving, fast food, vehicle servicing (I've known many felons wok at oil changing places with very little experience), warehouses, distribution centers, restaurants (cooking,washing dishes), truck washes (I have no idea what the major company is there).

It's going to depend on the person's interests and skills. Over the phone IT support would be a big one for a techy. Local farms/dairies could be huge for someone who's not technologically skilled.

It never hurts to put in an application, don't get discouraged, look and act professional, be upfront and polite, a firm handshake means more than words could say.
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We always recommend getting listed with temp agencies.
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Hello Everyone,
Happy Thanksgiving.
Does anyone know of a good place for an ex offender with a felony conviction within the past 7 years, currently on special probation to find a job in Pennsylvania, specifically Western PA?
Thanks for any input or suggestions.
There is a wonderful advocate that has started a group to help people with convictions find work & hope. Here is a link to the site with the work info. You might reach out to them for advice. They are located in the Pittsburgh area but plan to open in other cities. http://www.zerosixeight.org/workpittsburgh/
You might also check to see if Goodwill career centers might be near you. They help people get job skills & work. https://www.yourgoodwill.org/grow/employment-services
https://www.goodwillswpa.org/CareerServices
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