Resources for Felons Looking for JobsRic Drasin
Helpful Resources that can Help Ex-offenders and Felons get Hired
It is often difficult for ex-offenders and felons to find and sustain meaningful work. The two things that ex-offenders and felons absolutely need are determination and places that will offer job opportunities to qualified people with criminal records.
We have found several websites that offer powerful information that will be helpful to felons with their job searchesLinks to an external site.
. Included in some of these websites are tips and insights that will help to improve felons' chances of getting employed.
This website answers reader submitted questions from felons looking for jobs and those who want to help them. There are hundreds of questions answered there as well as links to other resources.
This site offers many resources that can guide one to a successful job search. There are specific instructions under various topics that can improve a job seekers opportunities. There is a list of companies that hire felons and a link to more employers that offer jobs to felons. There are also Youtube videos that can be helpful.
Here, is a huge list of companies that offer employment opportunities to people with criminal backgrounds. Included in this list are colleges and universities that have made commitments to offer educational opportunities to former felons (Links to an external site.)
. There also is a search engine that one could use to search for open jobs in one's immediate area.
This site explores the resources that the government sponsors that can help ex-offenders and felons get jobs. Among them are the Federal Bonding Program, The Work Opportunity Tax Credit and The Fair Chance Pledge.
This is a long list of employers that hire felons. There is a link on this .pdf that will take you to an updated list of felon friendly employers.
These resources can greatly increase job and educational opportunities for people with criminal records. When ex-offenders and felons get jobs, our communities become safer and dependence on public services go down.
| Companies that hire ex-offenders | Employers that hire ex-offender (Links to an external site.)
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