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Old 10-07-2007, 11:22 AM
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Jobs for Ex-Felons
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It can be tough to find a job when you have a felony on your record. Here are some places that are willing to hire felons. Know any others? Post them here.


Safeway Grocery
Molson Coors Brewing Company
Hyatt Regency
American Barricade (California)
White Rose Linen Supply Co (New Jersey)
Fast Food Restaurants
Construction
Telemarketing
Lock Smith
Used Car dealer
Mortgage Broker
Look also for jobs as handymen, janitors, warehouse workers, truck drivers, and in sanitation and customer service.
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:42 AM
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:52 AM
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I've had luck with temp agencies. Only rarely do they do background checks.
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I need to move to Phoenix, cause here in Texas (Dallas) most the agencies do background checks, and will tell you that most employers do not want felony backgrounds. Which indicates that they (agencies) dont want to waste their time with you also. Can you tell me what agencies you have used?
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:48 PM
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How can you be a mortgage broker?? For that you need to get your broker's license which you can't do with a felony.
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How can you be a mortgage broker?? For that you need to get your broker's license which you can't do with a felony.
Actually you can. I'm a licensed loan officer. It depends on the type of felony committed.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:53 PM
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I had NO problems finding work when I was released. Obviously your choices are limited, but there is work there for those who want it.

In fact, I hire ex-felons here all the time. As long as they stay clean, I have no problem giving people a second chance.
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Maggie12 thank you so much for the info. i have been trying to look for a job when my finance comes home. It is reaaly hard to find a job with a record.
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For those who like to work on car audio...

You can get MECP certified to install car stereos and alarms, and then get a job at most local stereo shops. It's a good way to start, and if you are good you can move up in that industry.

When I was released in 1996 that is what I did. Each job helped me get into the next one:

1. Stereo installer for 2 years.
2. Sales for car alarm company for 1 year.
3. Tech support for same car alarm company 1 year.
4. Warranty Dept. manager for same alarm company 1 years.
5. Sales manager for company in auto industry 1 year.
6. Marketing Director for same company in auto industry 5 years.

Every step of the way they knew of my record, and it wasn't a problem because I performed. I am sure it's tougher out there, but it CAN be done. I personally have done it, so I don't buy any excuses.

I have helped many ex-felons find jobs, and to my personal experience, those who can't find work, aren't really looking for it.
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Actually you can. I'm a licensed loan officer. It depends on the type of felony committed.
You being a loan officer, is that determined by Federal guidelines or by state guidelines? I am from Ohio, and am curious if I could be one also?
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:01 AM
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Actually you can. I'm a licensed loan officer. It depends on the type of felony committed.
So, what type of felony does it depend on? I mean for a federal felony. I've heard before as long as it's not a drug or firearm offense then you are ok?
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You metion Truck Drivers, I was convicted in 2002 of a internet offence, druing that time the offence was added to the sexual offender registration statute, I was released on 12/06, since that time I have applied with over 1000 trucking Co. all over the US the fact is that the Insurance Co.'s wont approve felons, let alone people listed on the sex offenders data bases, for that matter no Co.'s that wont a professional will consider hiring a ex sex offender.

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Actually I know someone who is a convicted sex offender, a felon, and he has been driving cement trucks for several years.
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Those links did NOT work for me????
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I've been trying to find someplace that will hire my son. In Iowa you have to have a job lined up to get out. His in as a sex offender. How many places will hire someone with that kind of felony?
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Those links did NOT work for me????
Yeah, those are incorrect urls... but I found the site here:

http://www.listafterlist.com/tabid/5...+ExFelons.aspx

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Question Any body from the tx area please help

HI, to anyone that lives in the tx area i'm moving from CA to TX and needs lots of help because it's a new state and i'm nerves but i want to move and start a new life . My husband is a first time offender with drug related charges but other then that his really good guy. so if anyone know of any oil fields, offshore drilling, or any good jobs please let me know. thanks for your time
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My son is going into construction once he gets out, thats about all I know that he can do...
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I believe alot of time it still depends on "who you know?" I know a person whose classified as a sex offender, he went throug temp agencies and landed a couple jobs. He has been working for a particular company for about 2 years now. My fiance will get a job with me at my company, but he also has another opportunity with a family friend in a wharehouse when he comes home. Not saying it's easy, of course it isn't, because they would still have to deal with self confidence issues. My fiance has a manslaughter charge but I will do whatever it takes to find anything for him if the others don't work out.
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Mine is in for 8 more months and yes it will be difficult to find a job. He got laid off 6 mos ago and his line of work was not easy to find. I like you will help him however I can to get a job when he is out. I am a RN with steady work but I worry for him.
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Once you have a conviction, you are fucked good by the system
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Hell yeah your fucked good! I think eventually something will have to change. I mean half the reason people go back to the joint is because they can't find a job and commit crime to put food on the table. The prisons are so overcrowded right now that there is no more room and there are more coming in than going home.

I know so many people with felonies I can't count them all. And none of them have good jobs and most are in and out of prison still. Barak Obama needs to help us out here!
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My husband needs work, and wants to GO to work. Since you hire felons all the time, will you give him a chance?? Just e-mail at**removed per PTO policy**




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I had NO problems finding work when I was released. Obviously your choices are limited, but there is work there for those who want it.

In fact, I hire ex-felons here all the time. As long as they stay clean, I have no problem giving people a second chance.
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So far my felony is 5years old and im still having trouble with jobs.Now to get jobs like construction you need a twic card and certain felonies dont qualify in tx
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What about starting your own business, like lawn maintenance or pest control, carpet cleaning etc. I know there is some start up costs but a couple of lawn mowers and a weed eater are not expensive.

I have heard from others that the PO does not like to allow offenders the opportunity to start own business.

Any suggestions or ideas !!!

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