Mistakes should not define your future. This resource center was created to help those looking to overcome their past to achieve ambitious life goals, find a stable job, and connect with others. We have external resources to help with your transition and job search, information about "felon friendly" employers, and access to conversations happening right here in the Jobcase community.
People with criminal records are often at the back of the line when it comes to hiring. They normally find it easier to find jobs when the unemployment rate is low but with unemployment still in the high 5's it turns out many companies are now looking to give a second chance to the 20 MM Americans with a criminal record when it comes to hiring.
Help For Felons.com has a list of national temp agencies that offer friendly Second Chance hiring practices for applicants who are experience job search challenges due to this issue.
The temp agency information is listed below for your review but before you start your search please make sure you follow these important steps designed to make your hiring process more successful:
Make yourself more marketable! - having an optimized resume within this highly digital employment community is Essential. Upload a copy of your resume onto your Jobcase Profile or use the resume builder option to create your new optimized resume.
Arm Yourself with Information! - The term "knowledge is Power" is 100% applicable in this situation. Check out the Second Chances Resource Center for application quick tips and strategies to boost your hiring potential.
Address the Issue! - prepare yourself to address the "Elephant in the Room" during interviews. How you talk about your experience is going to play a major role in the hiring decision, see Background check basics - what employers are looking for
Okay, ready to Get Hired! These temp agencies are hiring Ex-Offenders:
1 - Adecco
2 - Labor Ready
3 - Manpower
Use the company links to search for local job openings and apply online. You can also call your local office to talk with a recruiter and schedule an interview.
Connect with us by adding a comment to this post of you have any questions or if you encounter any challenges during the application process. You Got This!
I have an incarcerated friend getting out in about a year (!!!) and we are trying to figure out what I can do to help him get a job asap when he is out. For all of those who are formerly incarcerated, what did you wish you had done beforehand? He doesn’t have a meeting with the parole board for 6 more months - should we wait until then to start looking? What information did you need when applying for jobs? He has previous experience with warehouse work, but definitely also has an interest in working with animals (maybe at a kennel or doggy daycare or something), but I am sure he would be down with any sort of work.
This is a pretty confusing process and neither of us have experience with it, so any info about your experience that you could provide would be much appreciated! Thank you for reading!
Hi! I am a returning citizen. I made some mistakes in the past and have a felony record. I haven’t had anything negative on my record for almost 20 years and I’m having a hard time finding a job because of failing the background check. People have said that employers don’t go farther back than 7-10 years when doing a background check but that is not true. I have paid my debt to society and have even got my voting rights back. When will I stop being judged for past mistakes? Enough is enough. #convictedfelons #advice #secondchances #backgroundcheck
If you have patience things will come your way. I did now I'm employed. Had the interview this morning she asked 1 question, Tell me about yourself? First thing that came out my mouth was "I'm a convicted felon i made mistakes now I'm trying to correct them. I couldn't lie sometimes you've to be completely honest. Why i said that honestly i was tired of being unemployed. She looked at me & said she has a good feeling about me. Ended the interview with don't let me down when the Owner calla you in. Not even 3 hrs later I HAVE A JOB. Fucking Awesome!!
All IM SAYING PLEASE HAVE P.A.T.I.E.N.C.E!!!!