Jobs, Housing, And Reentry Programs for Felons

We’ve been helping felons like you find work for over 10 years

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With over 150,000 monthly website visitors and 10,000+ email subscribers, we are the largest FREE resource on the internet focused on helping felons get employed and have successful reentry into society after prison.

You’re probably thinking, “That’s nice, but how can you help me?” We’re glad you asked! Below is a list of the different resources we’ve created to help YOU.

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Jobs For Felons

Finding employment as a felon is tough. That’s why we have aggregated the best jobs for felons in one spot.

Companies that hire

Finding employment as a felon is tough. That’s why we have aggregated the best jobs for felons in one spot.

Community

The biggest barrier to a successful life can be a felony. Get the help you need to get your record cleared.

Housing For Felons

Take back your rights and find housing, reentry programs, and know your voting rights by checking out our guides.

Why Is It Hard to Get Employed with a Felony Record

There are several hurdles that felons face in society today. Some find it hard to keep friends due to the stigma that comes with having a record, while others battle with the temptation of taking up old habits.

However, the biggest challenge felons face is finding stable employment. With a job, they’re able to stay financially independent, making it harder to fall back to the life of crime that poverty might push them into.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the folks behind JobsForFelonsHub.com?
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  • Should I Disclose my Felony(ies) on an Application?
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    This is purely a judgment call, but we advise you to disclose your record to your potential employers during the application process.

    The reason is that if you don’t disclose a felony and get hired, they can revoke your employment at any time for lying on your application. This means that if they randomly run a background check on you six months from now, you can lose your job.

    Or, even worse, you’ll be up for a promotion and the company may run a background check before the promotion is official. If that background check comes back with something your employer doesn’t like, they’ll be able to terminate you.

  • What Types of Jobs Should I Avoid Applying to?
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    Typically you’ll want to avoid job types that require licenses by the state or on a federal level as they aren’t usually felony friendly. This is because, in most (not all) cases, you won’t be able to get approval for your license to pursue employment.

    Because of this, the applications you submit aren’t worth your time because the governing body of your state won’t let you work anyway, regardless of if the company is hiring people.

  • Will it be Difficult to Get a Job?
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    Yes, it’s going to be difficult to get a job and there will be plenty of times when you’ll want to quit. But notice we stated it will be difficult to get a job, not impossible.

    After years of reviewing jobs that hire felons, we’ve found that the best way to succeed is to be consistent and stay positive about your job search.  Don’t let one frustrating situation (having a job offer rescinded, being told no because of your felony, etc.) impact your mentality.

  • Should I Apply to Large of Small Companies?
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    While we do have a list of large companies that hire felons, it’s always on a case-by-case basis and there are many variables at play. Our advice is to spend most of your time applying to medium and small businesses.

    This is because these businesses are more likely to skip the background check due to cost and typically don’t have a Human resources department with policies in place.  You can see our full list of companies that hire felons here.

  • Can I Get a Job With a Sexual or Violent Felony Offense?
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    Yes, you can! But, it’s likely that your job search is going to be more difficult than other types of felony charges.

    This is due to the nature of the felony and even many felony friendly employers will look at you as a potential threat to their employees. While that may not be the truth, anticipate having to fill out more applications than others.

    We know this isn’t the positive news you’re hoping for, but second chance jobs still have restrictions at times.

  • Can a Felon Drive For Uber?
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    In most cases, no. A felon can not work for Uber (of Lyft) because they won’t pass the background check.

    However, we have seen many instances where people we’ve referred to the company to apply have been granted employment. Sometimes they have a misdemeanor, and other times a felony, but we’ve been surprised what’s gotten through before.

  • Can a Felon Work For the Government?
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    Having a felony conviction does not preclude you from getting hired by the government. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) (This is the government hiring agency) determines the offenses you committed to determining suitability for employment.

    However, generally, there are no prohibitions against employment. Factors that are considered include the duties that are related to the positions for which you have applied, the nature and date for any misconduct, and evidence of rehabilitation.

  • What are the Highest Paying Jobs For Felons?
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    When people have a criminal background they think that the jobs they’re able to get have to be low paying. While it is easy to get a low paying job, with or without a felony record, there are many high paying jobs for felons that most people would be envious of.

    While it will require hard work, we’ve created a list of 11 ideas to help you find something that’ll make you financially stable for years to come.