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Old 01-22-2010, 01:57 PM
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Default Job Hunting for a Felon in the Eugene/Springfield area

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Not sure if im putting this in the right place or not but its worth a shot. My fiance just got out about 7 days ago (YAAAAAY!!!) and is now on the hunt for a job but isnt havin much luck so far and is kinda lost as to where to look.

My question is if anyone knows of any places that hire felons in the Eugene/springfield area or at least a direction to look in. He's only 20 and doesnt have much experience under his belt so any ideas would be a big help, thanks!!!!
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:31 AM
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Hey everyone,

Not sure if im putting this in the right place or not but its worth a shot. My fiance just got out about 7 days ago (YAAAAAY!!!) and is now on the hunt for a job but isnt havin much luck so far and is kinda lost as to where to look.

My question is if anyone knows of any places that hire felons in the Eugene/springfield area or at least a direction to look in. He's only 20 and doesnt have much experience under his belt so any ideas would be a big help, thanks!!!!
My best suggestion would be to contact Sponsors, Inc. http://www.sponsorsinc.org/ and ask if what the status is of their job referral program.

Fast Food restaurants also are pretty good about hiring people. Not a lot of money to start, but it's steady, doesn't require a lot of skills, and if he's bright, he could advance quickly.
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My Uncle has a business, but it's closer to Corvallis area. Would that be too far from where you're located?

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Check St. Vincent de Paul. If you are honest with them they will work with you. Some oil change businesses...chain restaurants (Shari's etc..). Try everywhere and anywhere. The issue is there aren't many jobs to be had in this area. School might be another option for him. Best of luck!
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First Congrats about his release. That is very exciting. I would suggest trying the employment department to do the IMatch and employment agencies. They tend to know more of the places that hire ex-offenders. I agree with the above posts also St. Vincents, Goodwill and fast food places are also a good start. Good luck on the job search and let us know how it goes for him.
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Temp agencies are another place to try.
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Sponsors was a great suggestion. They have contacts with many companies that are ex-con friendly. Temp agencies are good if you don't have any type of conviction that included theft, burglary or robbery. Most won't even consider you but again, Sponsors knows which ones will or won't. Just tell him to be patient as the job market is hard for everyone these days. He also has to be flexible. My guy finally got a job but it's working a graveyard shift. We see each other less but he is really glad to have a job.
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