Jobs for Felons, Felon Friendly Employment

Below is our list of jobs for felons. This is always being updated to add and remove employers. Employers are added and removed from our felon friendly employer list frequently. The list we have is always changing. The hope is that ex-offenders seeking jobs with a felony will be able to find something here. If you’re an ex-offender looking for work, try some of the companies below. Let us know if you have any issues by contacting us. We will help the best we can. If this is your first time trying to find a job with a felony, I’ve written a guide for you to read. Just click here. This also goes for people having a hard time getting a job with a felony. Thanks for checking out our list of jobs for felons / felon friendly employment. Also, please note that just because a company is listed here does not mean you have a 100% chance of landing the job. It’s not a list of jobs for felons you’ll definitely get.

There is a book called Seven Steps to Becoming Employed by Mark Drevno that may be helpful as well. If you have a few bucks to spare, it’s worth picking up.

We recommend checking out Beyond’s Career Network for more local, smaller business opportunities. Signing up is totally free, but not mandatory to use their site. Having an account does make it quicker and easier to apply to jobs. You can also have job alerts sent to you email, which will let you know when new jobs that match your criteria are posted. There are a decent amount of jobs for felons which are more local than we have on here. Three people currently maintain this site. It would be impossible for us to maintain a list of local small businesses and local companies that are known to hire felons. Smaller businesses are a lot better at hiring people with criminal records.

We’d also suggest following us on Twitter @Exoffenders or Facebook for live updates on this section and others. We always tweet and post when we update the jobs for felons section.

Our local jobs page is now up and ready for traffic. Give it a try! Click here to go to the local jobs page, and start finding job listings right near you. We’re also working on sorting these companies out by state. Right now we have Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, and Arkansas finished.

We have no affiliation with these companies. You have to go to their hiring website through the link to apply. Leaving a comment for the employer will not get to them.

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Jobs for Felons / Felon Friendly Employers List:

Ace Hardware
American Greetings
Apple Inc.
Avon Products
Bahama Breeze
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Best Western
Black & Decker
Braum’s Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cambell’s Soup
Carl’s Jr.
Carrier Corporation
Community Education Centers
ConAgra Foods
Dairy Queen
Dart Containers
Deer Park Spring Water co.
Delta Faucets
Dole Food Company
Dollar Tree
Divizio Industries
Dr. Pepper
Dunlop Tires
Dunkin’ Donuts
Eddie V’s
Embassy Suites
Firestone Auto Care
Flying J
Food Services of America
Fruit of the Loom
General Electric
General Mills
Golden Corral
Great Clips
HH Gregg
Hilton Hotels
Holiday Inn
In-N-Out Burger
International Paper
Interstate Batteries
Jack in the Box
Jiffy Lube
Jimmy Johns
Kelly Moore Paints
Kraft Foods
Labatt Food Services
Longhorn Steakhouse
Men’s Wearhouse
Metals USA
Miller Brewing Company
Olive Garden
Phillip Morris Inc.
RC Willey
Red Lobster
Red Robin
Republic Services
Restaurant Depot
Reyes Beverage Group
Ruby Tuesday
Salvation Army
Sara Lee
Seasons 52
Shell Oil
Smash Burger
Sonic Drive-In
Trader Joes
Tyson Foods
US Foods
US Steel Corporation
Volunteers of America
Waste Connections
Whole Foods
WinCo Foods
Wyndham Hotels
Yard House

This page was last updated on 5/9/2016.

Comments 591

  1. Shiobhvan

    Thank you BrandonGurule for your 10/20/16 post. My son needs this. He has been turned down for so many good job bs because of his exoffender status, Which he must reveal to them.

  2. Shiobhvan

    Many who post here have said that Vocational training when they looked into it was only for Vets or if you are disabled. Well, this is not true. Every state has a vocational school system. These were set up way back in the 50s. In my state it is run for everyone who needs to have job skills to find a good job. You go to the state vocational schools. In my state that of GA there Are schools located within 50 miles of most people. This is how the state plan is set up. MY particular area is GA Mountains Workforce out of Gainesville GA. It services all of NE GA. First you have to go to an orientation program that tell u all about it. U have to apply to the vocational school and be Accepted like anyone else. When you have your school you submit your paperwork for their program to get funded for the classes. The program helps pay for housing, Transportation, childcare for when you are in class, tools to get u a job, while u Are n the program u can get food stamps to help with costs of food. You still have to have at least a part-time job for the financial aide doesn’t pay for everything. I went to GoodNews free clinic for health care while I was going to school. The school will help you with finding a job. My first job after finishing my class was through the school placement service. The vocational school had a dental clinic for they taught dental hygiene. I went there and had dental done while in classes. The Supreme court just make a new rule on public housing and people who have a record. They can’t deny you housing on a blanketed interpretation. They have to give you an individual interview to pled your case. Unless you are a sex offender then they can discriminate. I have to do more reading on this because my son needs to get subsidized housing while he finishes school. It would help him so much. I have to do more reading on this latest ruling from Supreme court to see how it is being played out.

  3. emory wilson

    In the job market, its about displaying your skills, selling them in the interview and networking. If they love your presentation of self and where you are today

    THEY WILL HIRE YOU cause companies that judge you on your past is probably a PLACE I would not want to work..

  4. Candyce

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Candyce, I’m from CT. I am also a convicted felon. I did 4 years when I was 16. I got out and I have been on the straight and narrow ever since. After I was released, it was extremely hard trying to find a job. I was convicted of Robbery 1st and 2nd degree. So, I really do completely understand a lot what you guys and gals are going thru. Yes, I did land typical temp jobs every so often but nothing permanent. Eventually, I got so depressed and I would literally stay indoors. I rarely would set foot outside for anything. If I needed something my family and friends would help me out. It got so bad where I had to have counseling from home. My therapist helped me a lot. I started going out on my own little by little. It made me excited, so excited that I spent $400 bucks on a laptop. I started researching a lot of different things. I ended up creating my own source of income just doing little things online such as writing blogs, research, answering calls and questions, etc. That became my job. Then I landed on this site because I still wasn’t satisfied. I wanted to work a regular 9-5 away from home. When I went down the list that’s provided here, I applied at Petsmart. I was hired within the week and that 18 months ago. And I am a full time employee, training for manager now. I still my work online as well. My point is, I’m 28 years old now an took me years to land a real job. But, in the midst of all of that I learned to keep my faith and that there is someone out there willing to give us a second chance. Stay Blessed

  5. Californian living in oklahoma

    I know labor ready which is a temp agency helps anyone get jobs same day pay . . I know coca cola hires felons just has to date back 5 years . I have a felony still have 2 years of probation . World got all jumbled I went from working at a tv provider making good money to making anywhere from 8 – 12/hr with temp jobs . It’s rough to find jobs but be persistent and you will find a job

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