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Chicago, Illinois

Jobs for Felons

The prison population in the state of Illinois has increased over the last 30 years. At the same time, the number of released prisoners rose, as well.

In 2006, more than 50% of the released prisoners made their reentry to Chicago, wanting to start over from this city. For this reason, the Office of the Mayor decided to step in and tried providing jobs that hire felons in Chicago.

Chicago Hiring Guidelines

Chicago City’s Human Resources Department made new guidelines on how to review criminal offenses and help people reenter the workforce safely. Some of the parameters they check are the nature of the offense, the sentence, and the number of convictions.

Using the new guidelines, these former offenders are given a fair chance of getting hired and start anew.

Jobs That Hire Felons in Chicago

Various departments from the city government partnered with different agencies to provide training for those with criminal records. For example, the Department of Transportation partnered with Greencorps Chicago, offering different training programs for nine months. You can choose from landscaping and horticulture, electronics recycling, environmental health and safety, and weatherization.

There are other training programs for automotive repair, call center operations, debt collections, neighborhood beautification, and more. These multiple training programs provide skills for various industries and find jobs that hire felons in Chicago. 

After going through these training programs, it will be easier for you to find the matching job from our website. Below is an accurate list of companies offering jobs that hire felons in Chicago, which is constantly updated. Also, using the felon-friendly job board allows employers to post new job openings directly.

Off-Limit Jobs for Felons

In Illinois, there are off-limit jobs for convicted individuals. Here are some they are not allowed to work in:

  • Any public office
  • Architecture
  • Athletic trainer
  • Barber
  • Dietician
  • Livestock dealer
  • Mover
  • Pet shop operator
  • Roofer 
  • Sign language interpreter
  • Tattoo artist

Sometimes, it’s hard for ex-convicts to move on and start afresh due to the criminal record attached to their name.

Some industries don’t allow ex-convicts to work for them based on their convictions and offenses. Education jobs, government positions, and the health care industry are just some of the sectors where convicted felons cannot work.

Nevertheless, you can still find plenty of job openings that are willing to work with you so that you can rebuild your professional career.

Customer Service Representative

  • CompanyHRAZ LLC
  • LocationChicago
We are seeking a Customer Service Representative to join our team! You will be responsible for helping customers by providing product and service information and resolving technical issues Read More

Customer Success Associate - Spanish Speaker, Portuguese a Plus (Sustainability)

  • CompanyWinnow
  • LocationChicago
About us Food waste is a $1 trillion problem - costing the world over 1% of global GDP. We're dead set on solving the problem and looking for people to help us achieve our mission. We, at Winnow ... Read More

Internship - Appointment Setters

  • CompanyAxguard LLC
  • LocationChicago
Axguard is immediately hiring Interns for our Solar Sales Appointment Setter to join our amazing team. You will work with homeowners to schedule qualified appointments for our amazing Design Team. If ... Read More

Bilingual Customer Support Representative (Hybrid Schedule)

  • CompanyLHH
  • LocationChicago
Bilingual Customer Service Specialist position in Chicago, IL! Lee Hecht Harrison is looking for Spanish-Speaking customer service professionals to assist a growing benefits organization with ... Read More

Sales Support Specialist

  • CompanyePac Flexible Packaging
  • LocationChicago
ePac Flexible Packaging is a rapidly growing company with locations across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Indonesia. Built on break-through digital printing. ePac is at the crossroads of ... Read More

Service Director

  • CompanyArgot, Chicago IL
  • LocationChicago
Title: Service Director Reports to: General Manager Employment Classification: Exempt, Full-Time General Description: The Service Director of the restaurant works alongside the General Manager to ... Read More

Customer Service Representative

  • CompanySource Connect Marketing
  • LocationChicago
Job Summary We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and reliable Customer Service Representative to provide support to our clients. Responsibilities and Duties * Build and maintain excellent ... Read More

Account Support Specialist

  • CompanyLHH
  • LocationChicago
Account Support Coordinator position based in Chicago, IL! Lee Hecht Harrison is looking for Account Management professionals with strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and arithmetic to work for a ... Read More

Passenger Service Agent - ORD

  • CompanyBond Consultants Group
  • LocationChicago
Bond Consultants is a dynamic firm which provides professional employment services to many people with different backgrounds and skills. Our client, a Global Airline, is looking for a Passenger ... Read More

Service Manager

  • CompanyHRL Hospitality
  • LocationChicago
We are hiring as we grow our business here in Chicago and beyond! We have a position open within our service management team at our high-end venue in Chicago and are looking for the next team member ... Read More

Service Assistant (Busser / Runner)

  • CompanyCity Winery Chicago on the Riverwalk
  • LocationChicago
Wine, food, and live entertainment collide at City Winery to create a dynamic and incredibly unique workplace. Since 2008, City Winery has been turning heads across the nation with amazing live ... Read More

Customer Success Specialist - 6/26

  • CompanySnapsheet
  • LocationChicago
As a remote Customer Success Specialist, you are a part of an amazing customer success team that helps make the claims process simple for everyone. We'll rely on you to actively listen to our ... Read More

Call Center - Customer Service Manager

  • CompanyThe Call Center Network
  • LocationChicago
Our client is a growing and thriving company that is seeking a proven & experienced CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER . Ideal candidate will be an experienced Customer Service Manager that can support and ... Read More

Live Chat Agent - REMOTE

  • CompanyKAPGUNS
  • LocationChicago
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Live Chat Agent to join our team! As a Live Chat Agent, you will be responsible for providing support to our customers, resolving customer complaints ... Read More

Customer Service Representative

  • CompanyUnion Insurance Group
  • LocationChicago
Salary: $45,000 - $55,0000 About us: For more than two decades, Union Insurance Group has designed its policies to specifically meet the unique needs of labor organizations. We insure more than 6,800 ... Read More

Member Services Representative I

  • LocationChicago
Looking for a way to influence the health and healthcare of many? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Our mission-driven organization is focused on the " Triple Aim " - Better Health, Better Health ... Read More

Customer Service Representative

  • CompanyOSI Group
  • LocationChicago
Position SummaryUnder direct supervision, the Customer Service Representative is responsible for processing a variety of routine customer service and accounting transactions accurately and on time ... Read More

Customer Support & Operations Manager

  • CompanyHydrogen Health
  • LocationChicago
We are a national virtual care solution, built to drive consistent high-quality primary care. Our work pushes the boundaries of what is possible in healthcare. The Hydrogen Solution blends the use of ... Read More

Client Success Manager

  • CompanyNativo
  • LocationChicago
About Us Nativo is the storytelling platform where brands and publishers can distribute brand stories at scale while gaining more insights about their content than anywhere else. Nativo's mission is ... Read More

Sales Coordinator

  • CompanySonesta International Hotels
  • LocationChicago
Summary The Sales Coordinator (SC) executes the sales strategy of the hotel, as defined by the Director of Sales, to ensure that occupancy, average daily rate, extended stay and market share goals ... Read More

Client Service Representative

  • CompanyMarquee Event Rental
  • LocationChicago
A critical position in the sales team, the Client Service Representative will work within a team to qualify leads, develop quotes, make outbound marketing calls and accurately capture key customer ... Read More

CS - Customer Service Shift Supervisor

  • CompanyAtlantic Aviation
  • LocationChicago
The Customer Service Supervisor represents Atlantic Aviation in a positive and professional manner while serving as the primary contact for FBO customers, and assists in creating a positive ... Read More

Appeals Resolution Specialist

  • CompanyFigo Pet Insurance LLC
  • LocationChicago
Description: Independence Pet Group® (IPG) is one of North America's largest pet insurance and services organizations. Our impressive family of brands (PetPartners, Figo, Pethealth, IAIC) supports ... Read More

Operations Associate - Customer Support

  • CompanyTrala
  • LocationChicago
We're headquartered in Chicago (West Loop). This is an in-person role with the possibility of working remotely on occasion. The first couple months are largely in-person, and can reduce to several ... Read More

Customer Support Associate

  • CompanyDrive Sally
  • LocationChicago
Sally's mission is to be the most trusted vehicle and service provider for professional drivers. We operate a large fleet of vehicles that we provide to rideshare, last mile, and taxi drivers on a ... Read More

Assistant Service Manager

  • CompanyAutohaus on Edens
  • LocationChicago
Job Summary: Initiates automotive services and repairs by ascertaining performance problems and services requested. Verifying warranty and service contract coverage. Developing estimates, writing ... Read More

Associate Customer Experience YESS

  • CompanyYMCA OF THE USA
  • LocationChicago
GENERAL FUNCTIONS: This position supports the work of YESS, an enterprise shared service team. The Customer Experience Associate will work in the Customer Experience department and is responsible for ... Read More

Route Merchandiser/Customer service Representative

  • CompanyGladus LLC
  • LocationChicago
Our client offers a wide range of products and services including vending and coin-op machines. They're looking for a passionate Route Merchandiser to support their Sales team by providing excellent ... Read More

Service Representative

  • CompanyState Farm Randhurst
  • LocationChicago
We are hiring a customer service representative to manage customer queries. You will also be asked to process policy and coverage change. Claims follow up, and coverage quotes. To do well in this ... Read More

Customer Experience Advisor

  • CompanyCCIM
  • LocationChicago
Salary: The CCIM Institute's member services team is looking to add a talented Solution Center Advisor to join a dynamic group of professionals that are dedicated to advancing the commercial real ... Read More

E-Commerce Customer Service Clerk

  • CompanyInterlight
  • LocationChicago
* Available from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Schedule will vary between these hours) * Strong attendance ethics * At least 4 years customer service and data entry background. * At least 3 year solid work ... Read More

Call Center Representative

  • CompanyAgency Adapt
  • LocationChicago
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Call Center Representative to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for handling customer inquiries, resolving customer issues ... Read More

Customer Service Representative/Sales Support

  • CompanyAlphaGraphics - US042
  • LocationChicago
BENEFITS/PERKS: * Competitive Compensation * Complete benefit package - Fully covered * Hard work, collaboration, humanity, fun, and laughter * Career path development COMPANY OVERVIEW: As an ... Read More

Full-Time Evening Call Center Sales Specialist

  • CompanyCubii
  • LocationChicago
Cubii is seeking a committed, personable individual with strong persuasive techniques to oversee the sale of our products from beginning to end as they support the company's high-performing Call ... Read More

Customer Success Associate

  • CompanyCypress HCM
  • LocationChicago
Customer Success Associate The CS Advisory Team is a team of 'subject matter experts' providing dedicated post-sales customer success support to a cohort of customers. The team is focused on ... Read More

Client Consultant

  • CompanyEuromonitor
  • LocationChicago
The Client Consultant plays a critical and unique role at Euromonitor International. Their chief objective is to assist in the prioritization and execution of strategies set by globally focused ... Read More

Support Representative (Contract Position)

  • CompanyInquirED
  • LocationChicago
inquirED is seeking a Support Representative to further our organization's mission of inquiry for every student. We know when teachers use our digital inquiry-based social studies curriculum they ... Read More

Customer Service Representative

  • CompanyBeyond Marketing Co.
  • LocationChicago
Company Overview: Beyond Marketing Co. is a premier event marketing firm specializing in customized solutions and cutting-edge strategies to ensure maximum impact at every event. Our team of ... Read More

Member Service Representative

  • CompanyFirst Northern Credit Union
  • LocationChicago
If you are interested in working for a leader in the Credit Union Industry then we are looking for you! We are a dynamic company with growth opportunities, and our membership base consists of ComEd ... Read More

Electrical Service Specialist - Chicago IL

  • CompanyNES Fircroft
  • LocationChicago
The client is seeking an On-site Service/Quality/Project Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality of electrical installations at construction sites Read More

BDC Manager

  • CompanyMcGrath Imports
  • LocationChicago
Attention BDC Managers! Looking for a company that has more to offer? Join the award-winning team at McGrath City Honda! McGrath City Honda is continuing to grow in 2023 and we are searching for a ... Read More

BDC Representative

  • CompanyMcGrath Imports
  • LocationChicago
MCGRATH CITY HONDA is seeking an EXPERIENCED, qualified BDC representative to help grow our BDC. We are looking for a long term, goal oriented individual with a strong history of performance in this ... Read More

Member Services Manager

  • CompanyResidential Real Estate Council
  • LocationChicago
Salary: Residential Real Estate Council The organization, a proud affiliate of the 1.6 million member National Association of Realtors, was established in 1976 and confers the prestigious Certified ... Read More

Customer Care Advisor - TEMPORARY Bilingual French & English

  • CompanyClarins USA, Inc.
  • LocationChicago
Ready to bring passion into your career? A global leading skincare and make-up company, Clarins group is the embodiment of a committed family history, with a fierce passion for innovation and spirit ... Read More

Customer Service Assistant

  • CompanyAgency Adapt
  • LocationChicago
We are seeking a highly motivated and customer-focused individual to join our team as a Customer Service Assistant. In this role, you will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service ... Read More

Bilingual Customer Service / Sales Representative

  • CompanyThomas Kindt - State Farm Agency
  • LocationChicago
Position Overview Successful State Farm Agent is seeking a qualified professional to join their winning team for the role of Customer Service Representative - State Farm Agent Team Member. We seek an ... Read More

Director of Customer Success

  • CompanySnapsheet
  • LocationChicago
We are looking for a Director of Customer Success to join our team at Snapsheet! As a Director of Customer Success, you leverage the combination of Snapsheet's proprietary technology and superior ... Read More

Branch Support Representative (Part-Time)

  • CompanyChicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union
  • LocationChicago
Branch Support Representative Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union of Chicago, IL is seeking a full-time Branch Support Representative / Receptionist / Administrative Assistant for our 1407 W ... Read More

Customer Service/Cataloging Specialist

  • CompanyWorld Book
  • LocationChicago
Salary: At World Book, we invest in extraordinary, diverse, talented, and passionate individuals to help us in our mission to spark imagination, cultivate curiosity, and empower education in young ... Read More

Regional Sales Administrator

  • CompanyAerzen USA Corporation
  • LocationChicago
Description: AERZEN USA offers a competitive salary; generous health benefits (to include 95% company-paid benefit plans) with company HSA contribution; a 401(k) with company match; a tuition ... Read More

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