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Janice Reed
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What type of vocational trainings would you recommend for fair chance job seekers?

@Abner Williams shared some great career paths for felons! This is such a great resource to explore different career options. I've seen members recommending barber certificate like what's listed in this trade schools recommendations for felon article:

Barber

Knowing how to cut and style men's hair, give clean shaves, and trim beards is a good set of skills to have. You might even be able to offer a mobile barbering service and go to your clients' homes or workplaces in order to make things more convenient for them. First, however, you should find out whether or not you'll be able to qualify for a barbering license in your state. Certain kinds of felonies might disqualify you.

  • Entry-level hourly wage: $10.48
  • Median hourly wage: $15.61
  • Highest hourly wage: $30.51
  • Typical qualifications: Vocational certificate or associate degree

What kind of certificate would you recommend other fair chance job seekers to take? What are the considerations when pursuing a professional license?

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Janice Reed
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Join Fair Chance to Succeed group for more helpful resources!

Found another great resource to locate re-entry programs in every state. Have you worked with any re-entry programs? What did you find helpful working with them? Would you recommend it for other job seekers?

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Join our Fair Chance to Succeed group to share your story!

Wow we have more than 50 new members joining our group this week!!! It's definitely worth celebrating that our network is getting bigger and stronger. I'd like to take a moment to welcome new members! No matter which stage of career path you're at today, you're welcome to introduce yourself and share your current career goals. We have an amazing community here to support each other!

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Please join the Fair Chance to Succeed group to share your advice.

My brother just got out of prison last month. He feels disconnected with the world and not sure where to start. I've done some research about 2nd chance friendly jobs like fast food and trucking. What other careers that I can recommend him to explore? And any advice on how we can support him as family members?

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It never fails on the journey to success that you'll definitely have setbacks, or are they really setbacks. Some people go to school for better jobs or get in programs for a trade. Some people just need to be showed once or twice and they pick up the task like they've been doing it for years. It's nothing like being turned down for something that you feel you deserve. You may not have the experience or schooling for it, but only if you can get your hands on it, you know you'll be great. When being turned down doesn't mean you're not good enough, it only means it's something better ahead. Being a Felon is an obstacle all by itself, but it's definitely not the end of the road. Pick yourself up and dust every NO! that you've received off of you, and push until you get your YES! Are you Qualified for the position? Probably not, but you definitely can bring Quality to anything you fix your hands to do. Look like, act like, and be like you're capable of doing and finishing any job you searching for. Always remember, FAILURE ISN'T FAILURE UNTIL YOU ACKNOWLEDGE IT! LETS GO!! WE ARE CHANGED!

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Career fairs are an excellent way to start or advance your job search. Whether they're in person or online, job fairs let you engage with potential employers and learn about job openings. Check out who's hiring this month...

Virtual Hiring Events:

-> November 3 : Diversity & Inclusion in Internships. Click here to register

-> November 8 : HBCU Virtual Career Fair. Click here to register

-> November 9 : STEM Job and Internship Virtual Fair. Click here to register

-> November 10 : Human Services and Social Sciences Virtual Career Fair. Click here to register

Check out more hiring events at Ticket to Work | November Hiring Events

#jobsearch #ableworkers #fairchance #ticket2work #NationWideUSA

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I got denied employment because of a past larceny 6 I wouldn't take from anyone that's not who I am anymore #fairchance #jobsearch

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Join fair chance job search group to share your input

Data showed that fair chance job search is 30% harder than regular job search. I saw an amazing comment from @Nicole Shaw yesterday supporting another member show just came out of prison and tried to start his job search:

It’s really bad how we are pushed out into the community from prison and told to get a job and be productive member of society, but are not offer any assistance if you don’t meet certain qualifications, none of what I mean, of course. anyway, just wanted to say I don’t give up. Nothing comes easy out here but I believe in you and the potential to surmount your past and transition into the better, stronger and wiser you!!

Very grateful to have amazing members like Nicole who's willing to share her experience and advice. Join fair chance job search group to connect with more helpful members!

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Join Fair Chance job search group to share your input!

Heard this story in the morning radio about Noel Barrientos who became a realtor after prison. It was definitely an uphill battle trying to start a career while he was on parole. But he never gave up and took the real estate license test twice to get approved by the board.

Employment rates among formerly incarcerated people range from 40 to 64 percent in the year following their release from prison, compared with an average rate above 70 percent among the general population.

Is there any careers that you've heard people have succeeded with a fair chance? What would you like to explore?

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We get a lot of questions from the job seekers about what shows up in a criminal background check. Here's a helpful background check basics article.

Criminal background checks include:

  • felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions
  • any pending criminal cases.
  • Criminal convictions will show up on a background check regardless of how long ago the conviction was.

What’s in a criminal record depends on the state where you live; convictions are always listed, and arrests without convictions may show up for up to 7 years.

If you're concerned about what shows up in your background checks, you can try the following:

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