I had to do a research paper on this for my Sociology class so I know of some across the country. In New York City, there is a printing company called the Siebert Nicholas Printing Group that hires ex-offenders as porters and offers the opportunity to move up in the company.They don't hold the criminal history against applicants, they just care about your work ethic. They even work with re-entry programs to hire people who have just been released.
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there is walmart and target and some of the grocery companies.....
pretty much everyone seems to be going to prison these days and most employers want to see that youa ther to workand are trying to gop forward with life, Ask a prison preventers worker for any imfo om this.. also airports cafes or malls coffee shops .. best of luck
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I got a job with Darden Restaurants not long ago. They run Red Lobster, and Olive Garden among others. The job didn't last, but that was this particular situation, and nothing to do with the company, as far as I know. There tends to be lots of turnover in these jobs and we parted company on good terms. In any case, they didn't seem to care much about a felony conviction when it came to hiring. I would consider Darden, especially if you have food service experience.
thanks for the heads up! yea, alot of service companies are having to relax their "no felony policy." I have experience in customer service call center and I am sure some are starting to relax, too. The turnover is huge and companies have to get what they can get. Plus working in a real restaurant sure beats fast food. I plan on working at one and continuing my education.
Jen, Thank you so much for all the information. I've ordered books about
prison release for my son and myself, and found so many links for employment. This yr. he will be getting a State Parole Transfer. We have
lots to do before that day comes. Your sharing has given me new hope.
God Bless you.
Really, it would not be a bad idea if someone gathered a list of companies that hired felons... As that is a key to avoid recidivisim... If you get out and have a crappy job, you are more likely to make a bad decision... I was lucky...Got on with a law firm... Not everyone is.. I will start to see if I can find any companies that specifically hire. I know PUBLIX Supermarkets takes advantage of the Tax break for hiring felons.... If anyone has any, please email them to me at removed pm per pto policy please pm member I will put them on a website and post them for everyone...
this is a good post.i have reloscated to minnesota and there are lots of resources that help with job search,home search but i am interested in any companies in minnesota.if it's possible p.m. in case i cant get bac to this thread