Felon Hiring Policy Report – Berkeley Labs

Does Berkeley Labs hire former felons?Company Name

Berkeley Lab



Headquarters Location

Berkeley, CA

Company Overview

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, also known as the “Berkeley Lab”, is a United States national laboratory located in the Berkeley Hills near Berkeley, California that conducts unclassified scientific research on behalf of the United States Department of Energy. It is managed and operated by the University of California, whose oldest campus, the University of California, Berkeley’s main campus, it overlooks.

Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation’s highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world.

Hiring Locations

Most jobs will be located at or near the Berkeley California headquarters.

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Hiring Website Link


 Policy For Hiring Those With Felony Convictions

We received the following response from Berkeley Labs after contacting them regarding their hiring policies for those with felony convictions:

No, we do not have any restrictions on hiring individuals with past criminal records. Our hiring process does include a criminal background check. If we do learn of a past conviction, it is not an automatic disqualification.

Rather, we evaluate the nature of the offense, relevance to the job requirements and responsibilities of the position, and the time that has passed since the offense occurred.”

Has Berkeley Labs Hired Former Felons?

Berkeley Labs did not provide specific information regarding previous hires.

Specific Program For Hiring Former Felons

Berkeley does not have a specific program for the hiring of those with felony convictions but has stated that:

We will consider all qualified applicants for any posted position.”

Who Makes Hiring Decisions

Hiring decisions are made by both the hiring manager, the manager that will be supervising the candidate, and Human Resources. Company wide guidelines are also followed. Typically, the hiring manager is the final decision maker with Human Resources supporting the manager and ensuring that Federal, State, Local, and company policies are followed.

The Best Way To Secure A Position At Berkeley Labs

All interested applicants should visit our jobs site (http://jobs.lbl.gov) to search for open positions and apply online. Also, the Berkeley Lab is managed by the University of California, which hosts a systemwide job board (http://jobs.universityofcalifornia.edu)

Since Berkeley Labs does not have a specific program for hiring those with felony convictions the best way to secure employment is by employee referral. Finding someone who works for Berkeley Labs that can act as your reference is the best way to overcome the hurdle of having a felony conviction.

If you are unable to find a company referral the best way to apply would be online.

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