Jobs For Felons – Companies That Hire Felons

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Finding jobs for felons is one of the most important and difficult tasks once you have been released. Every company has a different stance when it comes to providing jobs for felons and it can be difficult and very time consuming to discover a companies policy.

This list is meant to be used to help identify employers that are more open to hiring those who have a record and provide guidance on how to best approach them.

Below is a list of companies that we have personally contacted for information regarding jobs for felons. This is not a list that was copied from other sources. We contacted each company to get answers to the following questions:

  • What is the companies policy for providing jobs for felons
  • Has the company hired former felons in the past
  • Does the company have a special program to provide jobs for felons
  • Who makes the hiring decisions
  • What is the best way to secure a position with the company
  • Hiring locations
  • Hiring website links

This list will be continuously updated as we contact more and more employers. If you know of a company that provides jobs for felons and should be added to the list please leave a comment below or email adam@successfulrelease.com the information.

Where to find jobs for felons

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High chance of getting hired

High likelihood of being hired with a felony

These companies have stated they will hire former felons, or we have firsthand confirmation that they have before. They are more felon-friendly, and the process is generally easier for those of us with a record. You’ll want to start your job search with:

Ace Hardware

American Airlines

American Express

Apple

Avnet

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Big Boy

Black Angus Steakhouse

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burger King

Butterball Farms

Caterpillar

C.H. Robinson

Cintas

Coca-Cola (Coke)

Dot Foods

Express Employment

General Mills

Godfather’s Pizza

Goodwill

Green Dot Stables

Hill Brothers Transportation

Homeroom

Home Depot

J & H Family Stores

JSJ Staffing

Jiffy Lube

Johnson Controls

Kelly Services

Koch Industries

Kona Grill

Mary Kay

McDonald’s

McKelvey Trucking

Men’s Wearhouse

Menards

Microsoft

MOD Pizza

Navajo Express

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Onin Group Staffing

Oasis Outsourcing

Panera Bread

Paul Johnson Drywall

Precision Castparts

Publix

Quest Diagnostics

RaceTrac

RECAP

Rose International

Sam’s Club

Services Group of America

Sonic Automotive

Starbucks

Taylor

The Cheesecake Factory

The Mosaic Company

The Onin Group

Trader Joe’s

TravelCenters of America (TA-Petro)

Tyson Foods

Uber

United Supermarkets

Walmart

White Castle

Average chance of getting hired

Average likelihood of being hired with a felony

There’s nothing banning you from getting hired at companies in this section, but there’s nothing helping you, either. Chances are they’ve hired felons before, or strongly promote an equal opportunity culture. The following companies are somewhat open to hiring people with certain felonies:

AbbVie

ACME Markets

Adecco

Aerotek

Aldi

Alorica

Alton & Southern Railway Company

ARCO

Asheville Yoga Center

Ashley Furniture

AT&T

AutoZone

Avis Budget Group

Bahama Breeze

Barnes & Noble

Baxter

Ben E. Keith

Best Buy

Big Lots

Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy

Capital One

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Comcast

Computer Task Group (CTG)

Cracker Barrel

Dairy Queen

DaVita

Delta Airlines

Denny’s

Dollar Car Rental

Dow Chemical

Domino’s Pizza

Dunkin’ Donuts

FedEx

Ford

Gap Inc. (The Gap)

Golden Corral

Google

H-E-B

Hertz Rent-A-Car

Hunt Transportation

HP Hood

Integrity Staffing

Jacobs

Jewel-Osco Supermarkets

Jo-Ann

Kohl’s

Lithia Motors

Lowe’s

Lyft

Magnum Logistics

Manpower

Mark O’s Bar & Grill

McKesson Corporation

Melton Trucking

National Carrier

Peoplelink Staffing

Perkins Restaurant

Redner’s Market

Remedy Staffing

ResCare

Shinola

Spinx

Star Market

Subway

Target

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

The United States Postal Services (USPS)

Tim Hortons

UnitedHealth Group

Weigel’s

Winn-Dixie

Uncertain chance of getting hired

Uncertain likelihood of being hired with a felony

Companies in this category are a bit of a mystery. It could be we have yet to get a straight answer from the company, or that we are getting conflicting information about them. In any event, it’s hard for us to tell you what your odds are. If you’re interested in these companies, make sure you are fully prepared when you apply:

7-Eleven

Albertsons

Amazon

American Family Insurance Company (AmFam)

Arthrex

Avon

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

Baskin Robbins

Berkeley Labs

Bloomberg

Cargill

CarMax

CBS

Chevron

Chuck E. Cheese’s

Circle K

Concord Pet

ConocoPhillips

Costco

CVS

Dell

Disney

Dollar Tree

Danaher

Dollar General

DuPont

Estée Lauder

EMCOR

Family Dollar

General Electric (GE)

General Motors (GM)

GMC

High’s

Honeywell

Houchens Industries

IBM

Intel Corporation

J.Crew

Johnson & Johnson

KNF&T

LaRosa’s Pizzeria

Lennar

Marie Callender’s

Market Basket

Meijer

Menchie’s

NCR

Nucor

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Orange Julius

Payless

Pilot Flying J

Randstad

Raytheon

Rexall

Rita’s

Robert Half Staffing

Ryder

Shaw’s Supermarket

Subway

Sunoco

Southwest Airlines

T-Mobile

Taco Bell

Thrifty Car Rental

Travelers Indemnity Company

TravelZoo

United Rentals

UPS

U.S. Bank

USAA

Voya

Wawa

Wendy’s

Which Wich

Low chance of getting hired

Low likelihood of being hired with a felony

Unfortunately, some companies have out-right told us they don’t hire felons. While we know nothing is universal, getting a job at one of the following companies will be very tough:

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Bank of America

Bass Pro Shops

Boeing

Break Time

Casey’s General Store

Crown Holdings

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Eastridge Workforce Solutions

Edward Jones

ExxonMobil

Freedom Oil & Gas

Genworth

Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Mellow Mushroom

Mirabito

Procter & Gamble

Royal Farms

UGI Corporation

Univision

The Mighty Guild

TruGreen

Veritude Staffing

World Wide Technology

8 Comments

  1. By Kandi Posted on December 22, 2014

    Awesome content you post here!

  2. By PatriciaKt web traffic guru Posted on January 14, 2015

    There’s definately a great deal to know about this topic. I love all of the points you’ve made.

  3. By trina Posted on March 27, 2015

    Not enough information…

  4. By Tod Posted on September 24, 2015

    I like that you do more than publish a list. You contact the company and ask specific questions. However, one of the companies you list is Veritude Staffing. Yet when I look at the details, the employer all but says they do not hire felons. They basically say that it would be unlikely that they’d ever hire a felon. I think the list would have more integrity if companies with this kind of attitude toward felony applicants were not lists.

  5. By Jonathan Palumbo Posted on November 17, 2016

    I think any information that is posted pertaining to this topic is very helpful! I am personally a felon who has just been released from prison in July of this year, so far i have yet to find a job that will hire me, i’ve been turned down numerous times and it gets very discouraging! I dont give up and i put in atleast 10-15 apps every week.. Please keep posting information to help people like myself, it is much appreciated!! thank you!

  6. By anonymous Posted on March 18, 2017

    When applying for a job either skip the question about felonies or simply put will explain in interview. Then after the interview, when you call to follow up ask them if it was the felony that is the reason they won’t hire you. If it is ask to get that in writing, then you can prove to the judge that your trying but being on probation isn’t helping and ask for termination of probation. Either way you can’t lose.

  7. By Daves Posted on January 12, 2019

    Thank you for compiling the list of companies that accept people with felony. It will go a long way to help.

  8. By Erica L Roskos Posted on August 21, 2019

    I currently work at Dunkin Donuts, and on their online application they include the Work Opportunity Tax Credit form. I was honest on my application, and then followed up in person regarding the position. I was hired on the spot, and the manager who hired me did not conduct a background check. I started June 10th, and have since been promoted to Shift Leader.
    Also, prior to this I applied at Chipotle online, and then followed up in person. I was honest with the manager when I followed up and told him I was just released from prison, and about my felony. He proceeded to tell me that Chipotle does not conduct background checks. Needless to say my honesty did not get me the job.
    I have a phone interview today with Cintas for an outside assistant sales representative and I will post an update regarding this company as well.

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