By 2017, the population of Gulfport, Mississippi grew to about 72,000 people. A large city like this offers many job opportunities for those looking for employment. This is primarily the case for those with a clean record. Our research reveals that those with a felony conviction will face more significant challenges when looking for work because of lower priority and reduced opportunity due to a felony record.
Below are some of the larger employers in Gulfport and what to expect when applying with a felony record. Following that are some job options in the Gulfport area that our research suggests may be willing to hire felons.
Make sure you read this entire page for your best chance at being successful in your job search.
Mississippi Power: As a part of the electrical utility field, qualified individuals can often find employment here. Of course, this will typically include those from the segment of the population having a clear record. Our research shows that a felony conviction will make it extremely difficult to be hired here, regardless of the felony offense or when it occurred. Some indicate possibly being able to work here with a misdemeanor, and therefore may not be the best place for a felon to apply.
Hancock Whitney: This bank holding company is part of the banking and financial industry. Positions here will tend to go to the segment of the population with no criminal background. The financial industry is known for having the strictest background check of all fields because of regulations from the FDIC. Our research indicates that positions here will not be available to felons.
Good Times: Qualified individuals can find employment in the restaurant and hospitality industry at a location such as this. These jobs will tend to go to the population with no criminal record. A felony conviction will make it extremely difficult to be hired here. Some suggest possibly being able to work here with a misdemeanor, however.
RPM Pizza: This pizza restaurant frequently hires individuals who are qualified and have a clean record. Any type of felony conviction, regardless of the nature of the offense or when it occurred, will make it extremely difficult and challenging to be hired here yet not impossible. Our research suggests that some individuals with a misdemeanor may have some opportunity here.
Butch Oustalet Autoplex: This automobile dealer in the Gulfport area hires individuals who are qualified and have a clean record. It will be difficult to gain employment here with a felony conviction regardless of the felony offense or when it occurred. Some suggest being able to work here with a misdemeanor. Our research indicates that this is probably not the best place to look for a job.
Global Financial Aid Services: Jobs with any type of banking or financial institution are challenging enough for those in the general public to acquire. This is due to specific job requirements that may offer limitations. The background check done here is extremely strict and difficult for felons to pass because of regulations set down by the FDIC. It will be extremely difficult, according to our research, to find any positions here.
Keesler Federal Credit Union: As a part of the banking field, this credit union offers positions to qualified individuals with a clear record. A felony conviction will almost certainly eliminate those individuals from consideration because of their criminal background. The strict background check run in the banking and financial industry is the strictest of all fields because of federal regulations. Finding a position here, based on our research, will be extremely unlikely.
Gulfcoast Shipyard Group: This company manufactures commercial vessels and offers job positions to those who are qualified. Being qualified tends to mean having no criminal background. Any type of involvement with the criminal justice system, especially a felony conviction, will tend to make it extremely challenging to find any type of employment here. There may be some possibilities for those with a misdemeanor.
Crossroads Recovery Center: As a part of the health field, positions may be attractive to those looking for work because of the opportunity to help those with medical and addiction problems. These positions will typically be reserved for those with a clear record. Having any type of felony conviction will make it extremely challenging to be hired here, based on our research. Healthcare positions tend to be reserved for those who can acquire the state licensing or certification often denied to felons.
Kare In Home Health Services: Jobs in the health field are numerous for those wanting to help people with medical issues. This can be attractive to many people when finding employment, which is primarily the case, however, for those with a clean record. Our research strongly indicates that many health jobs require state license and certification that felons will unlikely be able to qualify for.