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Felon Jobs Board

We understand how frustrating it is to find a job and want you to know that every month we have thousands of people just like you visiting our website looking for work with a felony on their record. For that reason, don't expect your interviews at day cares or child care centers to go well, particularly when the topic of your background or record comes up. An employer has little incentive to hire you, and for that reason, will probably move on to the next candidate.
The Safer Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit that helps Lewis and other felons find jobs, says that even health care employers, who have long been wary of hiring people with jobs for Felons a criminal history, have become open to doing so. They're at a point where they can no longer turn away people,” said Sodiqa Williams, a vice president at the nonprofit.

With stanch policies limiting employers from hiring felons and property managers from renting to them — two of the most competitive markets in Boulder County — those with criminal backgrounds wrestle with putting their darker pasts behind them and starting anew.
Many ex-felons could have changed for the better if only they were given a good opportunity to do so. Nevertheless, even though the law protects ex-felons for fair treatment to job opportunities, jobs remain difficult to come by. The instability of our economy coupled with the increasing competitiveness of other job seekers just makes matter worse.
Coupled with the fact that the offender may not produce any employment history from the time they were incarcerated and with the sheer number of unemployed job seekers they need to compete with, finding jobs for ex convicts is a serious headache to many.

And that applies because criminal background checks have such a big disproportionate impact on people of color that they implicate Title VII, and the EEOC has issued major guidance clarifying for employers what the standards are when they ask about backgrounds," Emsellem says.
Even if you have a felony conviction, these employers are hiring people just like you. Therefore, felony job programs are established for ex-convicts. Ex-offenders and felons may have to be creative in finding employment. The on-demand economy is rapidly growing in the US. These jobs are like freelancing, they often don't require interviews or background checks, just your skills, and willingness to work hard.
Hotels: Custodian and maid jobs are plentiful and companies like Radisson and Embassy suites have been open to working with ex-felons in the past. The vast majority of felons however, want to make a fresh start and even a job with a low salary is a step in the right direction.
It's a good idea to view any list of companies that hire convicted felons with an open mind but also a skeptical eye. We are working on expanding our Felons Get Hired job board. Felons may have difficulty finding a job, renting an apartment or getting higher education.

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