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Q: Employment Opportunities for Convicted Felons ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Employment Opportunities for Convicted Felons
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: x6xfactor-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 17 Oct 2006 13:35 PDT
Expires: 16 Nov 2006 12:35 PST
Question ID: 774451
What types of jobs and employment are available for people with a
felony conviction?  Non-violent, white collar crime, minimal prison
time with Bachelors degree.  (2-4 yrs).

I already know that mostly it's up to the individual company, but I
would like answers to my question as to what a lot of convicted felons
seek for employment based on the above. (non-violent, etc).

Clarification of Question by x6xfactor-ga on 17 Oct 2006 14:45 PDT
By the way, the conviction was in Florida, and now reside in
Minnesota.  Not sure if it makes a difference as it was a Felony.
Subject: Re: Employment Opportunities for Convicted Felons
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 17 Oct 2006 21:11 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello x6xfactor,

Good luck with your situation. Thank you for asking your question.

Here is a list of various jobs that ex-felons can hold:

Ebay seller
any type of fast food-related job
kitchen help in a restaurant
apprentice for a job such as an electrician, masonry
security guard
private detective
grocery stores
Conway Trucking
trucking companies
pizza delivery
greenhouse worker
warehouse jobs
day laborer
work-at-home telemarketer
nonprofit worker
church jobs
religious teacher
drug and alcohol counselor
private detective
factory jobs
  -- even in management eventually
volunteering/community service type of work
help for small businesses
temp agencies--
for landscaping or anything
Labor Ready
recycling waste center
trash pickup and trash center
bounty hunter
food prep and counter work at a deli
apprentice in carpentry
Salvation Army
factoris and industrial work
start your own business-- making something, selling something, providing a service


--large companies will most likely not hire you; small businesses very well might
--contact independent (not national) recruiters and ask what kinds of
checks they do-- if they do local checks only, you're good
--now's a great time to start your own business

Further resources:

Help in all 50 States from HIRE:

National Transitional Jobs Network

Safer Foundation

Here are some previous Google Answers which provide information on the subject:

"Felon Wants Military Career"

"felony conviction career restrictions"


Faqfarm Forums

HIRE Network Letter to Target

Open Society Institute Resource Listings

Chicago Tribune article on Safer Foundation

"Help a felon find employment!"

"ex-felon employment and expungement"

Search terms:
employment felony

If you need any additional clarification before rating, let me know
and I'll be happy to assist you.

x6xfactor-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Thanks for the answer

Subject: Re: Employment Opportunities for Convicted Felons
From: frde-ga on 18 Oct 2006 02:19 PDT
A guy I know who did time was employed by a recruitment consultancy
- set up by another old lag

I thought it a rather interesting solution to an unpleasant problem.

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