Do You have a Criminal Record?  Here's where to find a job

Finding a job is challenging.  Finding a job when you have a criminal record or a felony is even more difficult.

But it’s not impossible.

Before you start applying, it’s important to know what felon friendly employment opportunities are available to you.

What Jobs for Felons Are Available?

You need to get your foot in the door somewhere, anywhere that is willing to give you a chance. Here's where to start.

Focus on the Jobs That Hire Felons

Local Companies

Locally owned businesses have a lot more freedom to hire whomever they choose to hire and are less likely to run criminal background checks, which could be a big advantage for you.


Restaurants & Fast Food

The restaurant industry is a great place to learn and grow on the job. You can quickly move up the ranks from a minimum wage fast-food worker to a well-paid fine-dining chef.


Grocery Stores & Retail

From stocking shelves, unloading inventory, cleaning, and maintenance to being a cashier, working in the deli or cafe, bagging groceries, order picking, and customer service.


Tech Companies

There are many job opportunities in the tech industry including data entry, sales, cable assembly, line installation, communications, tech support, software development, and web design.


Hospitality Companies

Hotels are always  hiring people for their housekeeping and maintenance staff, and many of the bigger chain companies are willing to hire felons to fill these roles.


The Military

The US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the Canadian Armed Forces have all hired people with criminal records.


Driving & Trucking

If you don’t mind long-distance travel and being alone on the road, many trucking and transportation companies offer on-the-job training and typically pay well.


Gig Driving & Delivery

If you have a reliable vehicle and a clean driving record,  apply for gig jobs that provide flexible hours, decent pay, independence, and some companies offer sign-up bonuses.


Mechanics & Automotive

If you like cars but don’t want to work as a driver, you could fix and service vehicles if you have the right skills and experience.


Construction & Skilled Trade

Between electricians, plumbers, carpenters, welders, woodworkers, construction sites, roofers, HVAC, and general labor needs, there are many different opportunities to get a job.


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