As of 2017, about 77,000 people made their home in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Having this many citizens, a city like this typically offers a wide variety of jobs in numerous employment areas. Finding work is challenging for most people, but it is even more of an obstacle for someone with a felony conviction because of lower priority and limited opportunities secondary to their criminal record.
Some larger employers in Lake Charles can be found below, including expectations and important information when applying for these jobs with a felony conviction. Following that are some job possibilities in the Lake Charles area that our research shows might be open to hiring felons.
Make sure you read this entire page for your best chance at being successful in your job search.
Calcasieu Veterinary Medical Association: When looking for work, many think of the health field because of the opportunity to help those with medical issues. Most of these jobs will go to the section of the population with a clean record. While this is an organization that deals with veterinary concerns, there are still major issues relating to state certification and licensing requirements often unavailable to felons. Some support positions might be possible. Nevertheless, our research still shows that this may not be a good place to find a job.
MBS Answering Service: Many jobs are available at this answering service company because of the opportunity to help individuals with office needs. Almost all possibilities here will go to those with a spotless record. A felony conviction will create major difficulties in being able to find employment here. Some suggest possibly working here with a misdemeanor. Our research indicates that this may not be a good place to apply.
St. Charles Gaming Company: As a company in the gaming industry, many job opportunities are available for qualified individuals coming from different backgrounds and with different skill sets. Almost all opportunities here will go to those with a clean record. Any involvement with the criminal justice system, especially a felony offense, will make it very challenging to be able to work in the gaming industry at this business. There are often requirements for a gaming license that felons may not be able to attain. Our research indicates that this is probably not a good place to apply.
PNK (Lake Charles): This business in the gaming and lodging field hires many qualified individuals for employment coming from different work backgrounds and with various skill sets. Almost all opportunities here will go to those with a clear record. A felony offense will make it extremely challenging to find work here. Some indicate possibly being able to get a job here with a misdemeanor.
SWLHS: In the field of healthcare, many job opportunities are available for qualified individuals. Being qualified will almost always mean having a spotless record. Any involvement with the criminal justice system, particularly a felony offense, will severely curtail any possibilities of working here. The health field typically requires state licensing and certification often unavailable to felons. While a few support positions may be possible, our research shows that this is unlikely to be a good place to find success.
Southwest Louisiana Hospital Association: Working in the field of health is rewarding and attractive to many individuals. Almost all opportunities in healthcare will go to those with a spotless record. Involvement with the criminal justice system, especially a felony offense, will make it extremely challenging to be able to work here. This is because of state licensing and certification requirements often expected for jobs here. Therefore, this is unlikely to be a good place to apply.
Southwest Louisiana Memorial Foundation: Those looking for work often turn to the health field for employment because of the frequency of jobs along with the opportunity to help people with medical issues. Almost all job choices here will go to those with a clean record. A felony offense will make it extremely challenging to find employment here because many jobs in healthcare require state licensing and certification often denied to felons. A few support positions might be possible. Our research shows that this is probably not a good place to apply.
City of Lake Charles: Government positions at the city level can frequently be found in various departments and for individuals with different backgrounds and work histories. Most of these positions will go to an individual having a spotless record. A felony offense will limit job choices here. Our research does show that it is possible to find employment with the city, depending on the background check along with the particular felony offense, its severity, and when it happened. This may still be a place to look.
Christus Health Southwestern Louisiana: Job opportunities in healthcare are frequently found by qualified individuals interested in medical assistance. Almost all possibilities here will go to those with a clean record. A felony offense will make it extremely challenging to find employment here. A few support positions may be possible, but most jobs in health require state licensing and certification often unavailable to felons. Therefore, our research shows that this is probably not a good place to apply.
McNeese State University: As a member of the education field, this university hires many qualified individuals for teaching and related positions. Almost all job choices here will to those with no criminal record. Even at the secondary level, there are numerous difficulties in finding employment in education because of state certification requirements that felons often cannot comply with. Our research indicates that this is probably not a good place to get a job.
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