I lost my job may31st, I applied for unemployment right away but had to reapply when I lost the ability to pay for everything.... I got internet now and I have kept on with what I was supposed to and ive heard nothing... idk what to do, nowhere wants to hire a felon ( I haven't been in any trouble since I was 27 ,I'm 34 now). I have 2 kids and thank God for foodstamps because we're in serious trouble. I just want an opportunity to support my family again. #Knoxville #Unemployment #family
I was never late or missed a day promoted 3 times hired thur temp application said have been conviction in last 7 years. No my crimes were 24 years ago .world pac did background check and fired me and discriminated me cause of my past. I was lead man and training employees for them plus doing my job to the best of my ability
I have a dui from 20 years ago on my record, I don't think employers mark it against us, I think they don't want to see a lot of misdemeanors on your record, and probably want to see a pattern of reduction or elimination of misdemeanors on our records. I get ashamed when I have to enter my dui on applications. Push forward, trust God to give you the right job at the right time.
If you are struggling to find a job due to a criminal record, Amazon has options as warehouse workers or delivery drivers that could be available for you. While the work isn't always easy, the pay is decent starting at $15 an hour and often they are willing to give you a chance.
For Ex-Offenders: Amazon's official policy is that they will not discriminate against someone with a felony. The potential candidate needs to meet all the job requirements, and pass a background check. Amazon, like most companies typically looks as far as 7 years back into your criminal history, so if your felony was earlier than that you have a better chance of getting the job. However, regardless of when your felony happened, you should still apply and make a full disclosure about your past in the application.
Starting out as a delivery driver in their Amazon Flex program is the easiest option as it require no interview or drug test outside of a standard background check. However, you will need to own a car and have a clean driving record. If your felony is connected with assault, robberies, car theft, etc, you will likely not be hired.
If you don't own a car, working at one of their warehouses as a fulfillment associate is also an option. The requirements for warehouse roles are more stringent though. It does require you to attend an in-person hiring event with employment documents like a passport or birth certificate and pass a drug test in addition to a background check.
For warehouse roles, if you have been charged with any type of violent crimes, sex related crimes, theft and drug related crimes you will most likely not be hired but you should apply anyways.
According to research from hirefelons.org, being 100% honest about your conviction is a key factor that can determine your chances of employment. All felons that report about getting a job at an Amazon fulfillment center, share that they have been very forthcoming about their criminal past.
During the interview, make an effort to establish a personal connection with the manager and try to get him/her to empathize with your situation. If the hiring managers likes you, they will be much more willing to offer you a job, despite the felony conviction.
For more information about the two roles I mentioned check out my post: Inside the Two Jobs at Amazon that Almost Anyone Can Get
Ready to see if any Amazon jobs are available near you? Search Jobcase listings: https://www.jobcase.com/jobs
I'm a convicted felon with my last charge in 2014. I'm a skilled handyman with a heavy background in home maintenance. I have been off paper and free of the legal system for 6 years, I've worked in odessa texas in the oilfield for years. Now that oil production has been slashed I can't find work except in physically dangerous jobs i.e. the rimrock Lodge in Farmington new mexico. If you do a search on that business it will bring up numerous articles.
Back in 2011 I was (wrongfully) convicted of Attempted Forgery. Even though I didn't do anything, my lawyer said it was a better idea to take the plea of 2 years probation and no jail time rather than take it to a jury (which, had I done that I probably would have lost and ended up in prison). I agreed, did my two years probation and was done.
I havent really had an issue finding work here in AZ. I was hired at a hospital doing Registration and I currently work in RETAIL at a tool store as a cashier handeling money, credit cards, checks ect.
Ive been looking for a second job and am worried about them doing a BG check. Even though I havent been in any trouble since or even before that, it's still worrisome. I got hired at walmart but the retracted the offer because my felony isnt 10 years or older.
I recently got a Supervisor position job offer at Castle Mega Store and I know they will be doing a BG check. I'm scared I'm going to lose this job offer.
Ive had no incidents with regarding my conviction at my current job and can provide proof. I also have character witness letters attesting my dedication, skills and reform.
Any words of advice would be appreciated...if I lose this offer, I'm going to lose my damn mind
I'm just giving a little update on my job search so far. Since the last time I posted on here I've had 4 interviews. I'm just waiting for some feedback from 3 of them. One of them wanted to hire me on the spot for far less than I was making previously from my other job. I'm willing to take a little pay cut to prove my skills and work ethics. But this was literally embarrasing to me with my many skills and what I have to bring to the table. They offered me $43,000 to start, I was making $60,000 + at my last job. I ask the interviewers is there any room for negotiations. They ask me what would I suggest and I told them $52,000. One of the interviewers quickly said "we don't have some engineers and supervisors making that kind of money". I said "I have a lot to bring to the table" and everyone agreed. They told me the max the would go is $45,000. I told them let me think about it. That was 4/2/2020. I know I need to work and bring money into my household to keep the roof over my head and food on my table. But there is several thing I know I have working for me in my life is my wife of 32 yrs and the back up plans we've created over the yrs for times like this. I want to really go back to work but I'm not going to be handled like I'm desparate. I'm a patient person and I know that ideal job will present itself to me in the near future. Ok guys thanks for listening and please everyone be safe.
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I have the internet's largest site to assist those with a record in finding employment (https://www.jobsforfelonshub.com/) and my biggest piece of advice to you is to not give up. Many times, you'll get denied employment due to your record. In fact, you may be offered a job and later have it rescinded due to your record a few weeks in. But, for the millions of people I've helped, the #1 thing that I see that separates those who find employment from those who don't is persistence. If you continue applying and continue networking, eventually you WILL find an employer who will give you a chance. It may not seem like you will, but if you keep at it, you will. Don't give up. #secondchances