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Scott Silvers
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8 days ago

Fair Chance Hiring Ex-Felons in Demand in Tight Labor Market Due to to the shortage of workers more doors are opening for convicted felons. They are being given A Fair Chance for Employment. These stigmatized people are proving to be worth it... Click on the link below to watch the video and leave a comment with your take on the subject.

https://youtu.be/FQGnh6ek5QY

#felon #hiring #fair chance #worthy #success #human beings

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Gabriel Albala
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9 days ago

I did 25.5 months in federal prison and was released July 11, 2022. As soon as I was able, I began my job hunt. I updated my resume and created profiles on Jobcase, LinkedIn, etc. I then searched the career section of dozens of company websites for any positions in my area. I completed dozens of online job applications, and would occassionally get a reply.

I would get the occasional reply for an in-person or phone/Zoom interview. Naturally I was nervous about bringing up my criminal history, but I knew that I had to! When asked if I had any questions early in the interview, I would say Yes, but I would like to save them until the end of the interview. This time delay would allow the interviewer to get a better Feel for me and would allow me to develop a rapport with them.

Then towards the end, I would ask if their company hired people with a criminal history. Every interviewer would say Yes, but it depended on the charge and it's up to HR, not them (not the interviewer). I would conclude the interview by asking the interviewer how they think I did during the interview, and if they had any advice which would help me during future interviews. Many interviewers told me that I ranked among the best candidates they have interviewed, which was encouraging.

After a couple days, I usually received an email letting me know if I was still being considered or not. Most cases, I was no longer being considered - and the employer had not even done a background check. But hey, that could happen to anyone.

I felt great when I aced the interview, progressed to a Second interview with another manager, then received notice that they were conducting a background check. I thought for sure that my interviews and impression would off-set the criminal history. Then I usually received a Notice of Adverse Action from the background company, which was letting me know that they were informing the employer of information they gathered which may be "used against me" - or have an adverse effect on me. Then I would get an email notifying me that I was no longer being considered for the position.

Or even worse, I was given a tentative start date, provided study materials, and completed on-boarding paperwork. It was in these cases that I was really discouraged, because I knew that I was denied directly because of my criminal history. It took a LOT of support and encouragement from loved ones and online forums like this one to stay positive and to keep my mind positive.

Eventually I was offered a position with my current employer and actually started working and receiving a paycheck. But wait - there's more. After working for about 6 weeks, I received a call from HR at Corporate, advising that my background check results were escalated to corporate for further review. I was told directly, but professionally, that information I provided after this "assessment" would be forwarded to their Legal Department, and they would ultimately decide if I would remain an employee or be terminated. After 3 days, HR called me back and informed me that Legal approved my employment. Keep in mind that this is an Entry Level, minimum wage, full time job. During those 3 days, I was depressed at what was happening and that I couldn't even keep my job. But thankfully I was approved and felt incredibly proud and grateful. It was hard work, but the self satisfaction and pride gained, as well as the boost to my ego and confidence was amazing. Bottom line, is to NEVER GIVE UP.... and always be positive, no matter how negative things may be. You WILL find a job. It may not be the best, highest paying, or commensurate with your qualifications, but it's a job! A foot in the door will lead to more opportunities... Just stay focused and positive!!

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Gabriel Albala
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9 days ago

When I updated my resume upon my release, I had a 2 year gap in employment. Since I was arrested in 2020 and began job hunting in 2022, several interviewers did not notice the 2 year gap.

But one did, and when he asked me about it, I told him that I was incarcerated. I was caught off guard, and didn't think it was the optimal time for me to bring up my criminal history during that interview. But, it happened. Eventually, I wasn't offered that position. But I thought about what I could do to fill in that gap, and it dawned on me that I worked WHILE I was incarcerated. When I was at FDC Miami, I worked in Food Service for 1 year. Then when I was transferred to my designated facility at FCI Jesup, Georgia, I got a job with Unicor. I worked at the Folding Table, folding shirts through a machine and stuffing them in plastic bags. This was called the Textiles and Graphic Arts Division. Sounds fancy, but it's not LOL.

I listed my time in Food Service and Unicor between 2020-2022. No one questioned it, and I was fortunate and Blessed enough to find a job soon afterwards. Just some info I wanted to share.

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Shawn Rogers
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12 days ago

Anyone know of any jobs that hire felons in Brookfield, Mo I moved here when I got out and can’t seem to find nothing please help

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Lisa Zielke
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11 days ago

Hi my name is Lisa Zielke I am looking for a full time job in Merced Ca For the last 6 years I have worked in an industry that has molded me into the employee that a company needs. Communication, work ethic, problem solving, team building, respect for compliance .. all are skills and attributes that I want to share with a company that needs a faithful and caring employee.

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Jerilyn Brown
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11 days ago

** Look What I Found!**

Was corresponding on LinkedIn.com with some former associates when I came across this info.

Check This Out

Cheri works for a temp agency that works with second chance folks. It's a Texas based company. Go check it out, it's a LinkedIn article.

While you're there, set up a profile & see if you can get a recruiter or two to contact you about job opportunities. There are numerous fair chance employers & companies that recruit from LinkedIn.

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Jonathan Corn
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10 days ago

I dod almost 6 years for something I didn't do but had to take plea deal because I couldn't do another 2 years just to be screwed over by my public pretender lawyers I'm in Shreveport Louisiana and can't find anyone willing to hire me does anyone know of any place that will help and only transportation I have is mountain bike and busses

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Saravanakumar S
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11 days ago

I am Saravanakumar. I am an experienced water and wastewater treatment plant operator. My skills, experience, and talent, which will give you detailed information about my educational background and my past experience in this respected field.Apart from handling numerous tasks such as handling technical issues that involve operation, maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting, I have also assisted in the lab quality analysis and repairs. I can offer you a strong commitment to providing you the best service possible. Kindly consider my profile for suitable openings.

Thanks and regards,

Saravanakumar. 

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Scott Silvers
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13 days ago

Good Morning Good People, I have been away from this platform for a few days, and it was just a few moments ago that I was once again able to communicate with the outside world. It wasn’t long ago I posted about O.Q.P. (Only Quality People) and the crucial role they will play in our everyday endeavors that lead to us to also be viewed by others as O.Q.P. What is even more important to practicing O.Q.P. in our lives, is severing our ties with the people that are not O.Q.P. Whenever someone tells me something about others or myself and I don’t understand what they mean, I ask for an example, so I can process it before I respond. I will now give you an example so you can better understand the importance of practicing O.Q.P. I came home after walking four and a quarter miles from my ninety-eight year old grandmother’s assisted living community. She had a new bed delivered and I went to set it up for her. I don’t have a car so my God-given method of transportation is my feet. I am not complaining about the distance or method, because I would have tight-rope walked the very tip-top cables of the Golden Gate Bridge for my grandmother if need be. When I got home that night I sensed something was awry, and as I stepped up onto the porch my never wrong gut instinct pointed towards the door saying, “Told ya.” The doorknob was gone and a hole that had been cut by an obvious unskilled carpenter circled where the doorknob was earlier held snug. I froze within my frozen, wet and tired being. I looked to my left, my right, and then behind me. I reached into my coat and noticed my tiny cylinder of pepper spray wasn’t there, which brought back the memory of it lying on my desk just inside. So many thoughts vied for room inside my just about to panic mind. What if they’re still inside? What if they’re waiting for me? What if….? As I attempted to sort my options, my adrenaline, anxiety and fight or flight self kicked in to what seemed like beyond my ability to contain and control it. Out of nowhere but from somewhere came this ever-so-loud whisper, “Don’t panic. Don’t panic. Don’t panic.” A recall from my time in the military, which once again surfaced and calmed me. I stepped in and thumbed the light switch and began to scan the living room, which also doubles as my office. I closed my eyes and counted to ten because I had to believe that when I opened them again, what I would see would be different. But the view of all of my computers, four of them, and two laptops was exactly as I had saw it just moments before. Everything was gone. Everything that I utilize to pay my rent, my electric and gas bills, my water and trash bills, my internet and phone bills, and all the other expenses in my life, such as food. Everything that means survival for me is gone. I didn’t need the phone call I received, some time later, to know who the uninvited intruder was, the one who now possesses the very means to my survival. Her joy has always blossomed from my pain. I thought she had moved on. I thought wrong. Only Quality People is what I practice, but…. So now I am faced with a decision I must make. One of the many extremely difficult decisions I have had to make regarding my exception of O.Q.P. Do I report this crime and cause an undue undeserved hardship on her children and the one who will have to foot the bill of her long legal journey ahead? Or do I let it ride and learn this valuable lesson, which is there are no exceptions to practicing O.Q.P? Either way, none of my equipment will sit upon my desk ever again; I won’t get back the thumb drives that contain my life on the page, my many failures at becoming a writer, my journals dating back to when I was an old teenager, the current two-hundred and some odd pages of the book I’ve been writing for over a year, the book I just know will be the “One.” My failures turned inside out into success. I know what my decision will be, so it’s more time wasted thinking that I don’t… Now, it’s time to think about other things because I am over three days behind on my life. And as I feel that rolling butterfly dying rising toward my chest, I hear that whisper, “Don’t panic, Don’t panic. Don’t panic...”

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