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  • McDonalds. I work for the office of McDonald's and I handle the employee files, there are quite a few people who are convicted felons working for the owner/operator. It may not be the first choice in jobs but if you work there a while, it will look good to a future employer.
  • It depends on the conviction. a convicted felon will always have the stigma, of a criminal, labeled on them, forever. A suggestion: when seeking employment, tell the truth, about your conviction, up front. you may not land the job, but at least you have told the truth. there are many employers that will give you a job. you will de denied by many. just keep trying and be truthful. If you have paid your debt for the crime, someone will give you the opportunity to once again prove yourself, as a decent citizen.
  • You could try going to your local DOC office and inquiring, or also you could try the unemployment office. I would suggest trying the DOC office first as they might have lists of jobs available for convicted felons. If not, they would probably be able to give you the information you need.
  • anywhere. lie on your application, 8 of 10 times they wont even bother
  • You can talk to your probation officer or try and go to your local unemployment office.
  • He/she would need to work with their parole officer on this, and liaise with welfare. What the person had done might rule out some careers, but I am sure that there are many jobs still available to people with records, providing that their parole officer agrees that they can do the particular job (ie it is not breaking their parole conditions etc) All the best for the person seeking work. I hope they find it. Sometimes, it is good to try to work with some volunteer organisations to prove that you can be responsible, but talk it over with your parole officer.
  • That's what I want to know. With a record,there is not much I've found except manual labor jobs,digging sweet potatoes,and with companies that don't do background checks. I want to be a commercial driver but with a felony charge they won't take you in school. Imagine that, the land of opportunity is for people that have never been caught.
  • McDonalds or Burgerking....;)
  • Its not going to be easy. some cross country movers hire convicted felons. Convicted felons pose a liability threat to employers. i understand you did you your time and should be able to carry on with your life. i wish this were true, but in todays society and the accessibility of the computer, employers are leery of hiring convicted felons. This is why many convicted felons turn to being homeless people.
  • Where can i find jobs for convicted felons I have never been arrested or put in jail.
  • There is no chance for a felon to make it, I've put in over 100 resume's and applications and no answer. As soon as they find out you are a felon your through!!!!!
  • I have a felony charge in my record but the charges are beeing droped after my provation period which ends in the middle of March 2008, I dont have a provation officer but I have submitted about 50 employment applications and I have not received an answer.
  • customer tele service jobs where people dont come in direct contact with people usually hire
  • I would suggest searching all job types. You never know what may happen. I am currently on probation for a drug crime and I have 2 decent jobs. I also am furthering my education with plans to graduate with a bachelors in May of 2008. I would not give up no matter how many times I a m rejected. I know a good job will come to you or any other felon who is up front and has demonstrated change.
  • thank u for all the info that really helps
  • Ther are agencies specially designed for us homie. I'm working now through a program called CEO and i just got a good full time job through them.. there is a way if you look for it.
  • There are many oppotunities open for people with criminal convictions. I think it would be in your best interest to not declare that you have a criminal conviction, unless you are breaking the law and face further criminal proceedings in doing so. Find out where you stand in relation to it all, and gain the peace of mind you need. What have you got to lose and gain? Go for it and stop worrying unnecessarily.
  • FIRST: Generally, offenders are offered assistance through RIOS before leaving prison. They are offered that alternative again after getting out, if they are in Texas. Then, if they are receiving Aftercare, they can discuss their employment difficulties with the counselor or administrative staff. I work in an Aftercare program and we assist our clients with employment.(It is part of the contract) Women's Center will assist ANYONE with counseling or referring them to other facilities for employment opportunities, housing, counseling... Networking is your best resource, if you attend any kind of group, including AA, NA and counseling groups, find out where others are working or check bulletin boards in those facilities. Texas Workforce has bulletin board and hand outs without ever speaking to anyone you can access these. Newspapers, computers, phone books, if you want a job, just keep trying. And good luck to you, I also have had your same problems and 30 years later...I am exactly where I want to be. And what the hell has Obama got to do with any of this?
  • when someone finds that out for south carolina tell me im 26 have 4.0 gpa,iq 136,can easily lift 200lbs,love to work but its been 2 years since ive been released from prison only jobs i can find are dishwasher or a couple of people willing to hire me for 50 dollars a day for 14 ,15 hours a day which im sure is less than min wage,cant be independent with that ,,,good luck ,not being a pessimist but i think luck is needed
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  • Anywhere normal people can. I have a few F's, and they have been no hinderance to my professional life. Be open and honest, and make sure that you are really ready to be on the up-and-up. Restaurants and hotels are a good place to start. Service industries.
  • I'm praying. Don't know what else to do! Most people tell me to go work at Mcd's or shovel sh-t or something. That is part of my punishment too. Serving my time without incident in a minimum security federal correction institution and being on 5 years supervised release is not enough. We are also supposed to be paupers too. I am a college graduate with a BA. Graduated with a 3.0 and have a lot of great skills. Felony has disqualified me from 4 jobs in last 30 days and the interviews went great. One interviewer even told me he appreciated my honesty and candor that is why he was going to be honest and tell me that the felony disqualified me even though he really liked me and otherwise would have considered me as a candidate.
  • I don't know where you live, but here, the Washington DC metropolitan area's transit system (METRO) hires convicted felons. I don't know what your transit system requires, but I know they pay well here.
  • In this day and age? The Army. See http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/04/21/military.waivers/
  • In the labor construction field. I am a felon, I used my street smarts on the construction field and believe me, there is no better place id rather be than jack hammering,drilling,notching and constructing and sit back at the end of the day and know that I EARNED my dollar!
  • I hate to say it but it is very hard for a convicted felon to find a job. Even McDonalds isnt willing to hire you. I have a felony and have worked for Long John Silver, numerous telemarketing companies and their are a lot of small chain restaraunts that will hire you. If you need more money than that you usually can find work in construction. I currently work installing insulation and bring home about 500 a week. A lot of people here have felonies.
  • I would like to know the same thing, felons need to get back into the groove of earning their way but our system makes it very hard for them to find decent work.
  • heck of a challange, your p/o's office may have advice & check local employment offices
  • UPS, Fedex, etc. I mean, if you are upfront with them and show personality and dedication, you will be fine.
  • Places who hire someone who had been convicted of a felony get a tax break. Walmart and Home Depot and Kmart are among those where jobs are available. Or try small business...private owned stores and restaurants often have the basic application that doesn't ask if you've been convicted, and they generally just check your references and not a background check. Can also try state agencies (in Michigan we have Michigan Works that has job assistance and also helps with training). Even a social services office might be able to help.
  • many county and city jobs are open to you, where My hubby works we hired a man over 11yrs ago fully knowing his past, and we told our Board also his past but also told them hes the best man for the Job who applied and we hired him. Its a cemetery which is county, so pays no bad and good benefits, I also know that our city has hired a couple people with not so clean past, they don't care. Truck driving is another option for you, I fully believe once a man/woman has done their time so be it, put it in the past and let them get on with their lives, as there are those who wish to move forward and be productive folks again. granted there are the bad apples and thats what has made it hard for others.
  • The US military is hiring
  • Im haveing the same problem Im a convicted felon. I have maxed on my parole but Im still haveing a problem finding a decent job that will give me a chance I live in Missouri.
  • hard to beleive it but you are better off being disabled or an illegal alien
  • i too am a felon my job just laid me off and my biggest fear is this pool of unfamiliar people who are bias to felons. before i got this job i bartended it was okay i was new in a bar the knew the old bartendars so no one really tipped me. i have been at my old job 3 years in that time had a kid, got a little comfortable and now look. a lot of places take felons not on probation. my restitution is 15,000.if i could pay that i'd be on my way in a hospital. if i get my foot in i'll work my way up, with my kid, now i gotta move back with my parents. i'm thru hustling but if i could get the money. what to do? help!!!!!!!1
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  • I have a job as a medical assistant. They don't usually do back ground checks, but I wanted to be a nurse, but Granholm's B...h a.s change the law where convicted felons can't get license in the state of Michigan. Next year would have be ten years I caught my case for carrying a concealed weapon, because I was being stalked and the police found a gun in my glove compartment. The judge said it was a caught 22. It was ten years, but she changed it to fifteen years, before you can get a license in the medical field. I guess after I've had it for fifteen years the laws will change to twenty. My only suggestion is if your case is not that bad. Leave the state and go to school.
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  • iamleelee Look in the mirror. No, I am serious. Take another look at your talents, your passions, and figure out what you can design, create, make, put together, or a service you know how to do better than anyone you already know. Think of things you have done that people told you "you really are good at that", whatever it is and start promoting your talent. Promoting your talent is making samples of your work and placing them in a display box, on a board for display and ask people if they would like one for themselves. Start at a price you know is well worth the product, and then let the customers determine if they are willing to pay that amount easily. If they do, then raise the price for the next customer until most people start saying, no thanks. Then lower it to the price where people say, cool, I buy one or two. If you have a service, do a good job and ask for the customer to write a letter about your good work. You can have a standard letter written the way you want it, and then ask your customer to sign it along with their name and phone number. As you have more customers, some customer will recommend you. Soon you will be making money, and need to file for a fictitious business name, and get a license to do business in your city and start paying income taxes. Maybe, you will go "public" as an IPO like IBM or SEARS. It won't be the first time a felon started a business and got rich the old fashion way. Sometimes, you are looking for people to hire you, and you could be hiring others, once you figure out what YOU can do for YOURSELF. You are somebody. You have talents and gifts to do something others cannot do even if they put their mind to it, they still can't do what you do as well and as quickly as you can do your gift. God made us each with a talent to earn money, to pay 10% tithes to church, and God makes sure you receive your reward that is 10 to 100 times more than your tithes. Just as sure as you jump up, you are coming down hard--that's the law of gravity. When you place your faith in tithes, that's the "jumping up part". When God rewards you with 10 to 100 times the amount you gave using your faith to pay tithes, that's the "coming down part". God has laws of faith, when you give tithes, expect it to multiply, and it will, because He said so. God cannot lie, therefore the law is true. If you think I am kidding, ask a Preacher with a large congregation, where the members are wealthy, too. Stop looking to other men and women to take care of you. God takes care of each of His children. When you become God's child, accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, other people will need YOU. Then tell your story to as many people as you meet. Your story will help them to find Jesus Christ and find ways to enrich their own lives and those they touch. Repent to Lord God of all your sins in Jesus Christ name, and don't do those things again. God will forgive you, and you must accept his forgiveness in your heart. Once done, I'll see you in Heaven after a lovely life.
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  • That's what I'd like to know. If you find out first, let me know pweeze.
  • The convicted felon has a job, and thanks for all your help. I wish I could make 20 something an hour. I'm currently at 14. I guess I shouldn't complain. For those out there whose making that kind of money with a felony. Congradulations! Maybe it's the color of your skin. Hate to sound like that, but I didn't mean I couldn't find a job. I just want to better myself in a career where I can make some real money. I appreciate all your help. A grateful employed, felon.
  • Good luck, I have been restricted to service jobs, and low paying jobs since I pled no contest way back in 1991. You can get jobs, and people wont care, but most of the good jobs will do a record check, and as soon as they find something they will find a reason to get rid of you. People will view you different even if you did something stupid, and you will have a LONG LONG time getting around it.
  • FELONS, check out myremotebuddy.com They are helping felons start their own business and make money. they also have plans for health care coverage and retirement plans. they have an application for you to complete on-line. all you do is copy the form information and place it in your email to send to them. they don't ask what is your race, religion, sexual preference or if you have a felony conviction. They just want to know your skills and the type of working environment you feel most comfortable in. this looks like the answer. if you are happy with them, give us feed back too!
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  • I feel you all on this topic that has had some contoversial issues for decades, and it only seems to become a larger problem of discrimination. I tried harder than any other felon I know to turn my life around. I went to college and I got a degree and yes I have been able to find work but I do not have the same rights as others would have with a degree in management. The government enacted negligent hiring laws and expect employers to operate in a specific way. If you break the law while working for a company it gives them the right to sue the company because the crime could have been foreseen due to your past. It is the law that is causing these problems and it is at the discretion of the employer to take the risk. Just another way for the state to keep that revolving door on the prison system open in order to keep that federal money rolling into the states economy. It has become a profitable industry at our expense.
  • In the Marine Corps, almost anything can be waved, except murder.
  • Here is a video with a big list of companies that hire ex-offenders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05fRZLVia_w
  • A lot of companies don't ask for a criminal check, I would just stay away from those places. I own a business and I ask for a criminal check but that's because my business deals with water safety programs for schools and we also go to homes. just because you have a record, doesn't mean they won't hire you..it just depends what they are! I believe everyone gets a second chance and I don't judge you on your past, I'll just judge you on how well of a worker you are.
  • I have a felony drug conviction from 2004. I live in pa and since released from prison i went to college and now have a bachelors degree in psychology thinking it would help me find a good job. I have done nothing but try and better myself since my arrest but have had little luck finding work. I have interviewed at hospitals for mental health work, counseling position. I cant work in a hospital, school, prison, and every other job that i am qualified for with my psych degree has state regulations that do not allow them to hire felons. Basically my college degree is worthless and was a waste of time and money. I dont like having that attitude but i have tried so hard and done everything in my power to find a good job. I am very frustrated and i think that some of these rules and regulations need to be lightened to some extent for felons who have changed and are now law abiding citizens. The only work i can find are labor jobs that i dont even need a high school diploma to get. I would never resort to selling drugs again but i can definitely see why some felons do go back to their old ways. I have no idea which direction to turn to start a decent career.
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