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

*Click on the company link for full hiring information*

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 Express

Buffalo Wild Wings

Caterpillar

C.H. Robinson

Cintas

Dot Foods

General Mills

Hill Brothers Transportation

Integrity Staffing

Jiffy Lube

McKelvey Trucking

Men’s Wearhouse

Microsoft

Onin Group Staffing

Oasis Outsourcing

Panera Bread

Paul Johnson Drywall

Precision Castparts

Publix

Services Group of America

The Onin Group

TravelCenters of America (TA-Petro)

United Supermarkets

Walmart

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:

ACME Markets

Alton & Southern Railway Company

Ashley Furniture

AT&T

Baxter

Ben E. Keith

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Computer Task Group (CTG)

Dairy Queen

DaVita

Dollar Car Rental

Denny’s

Domino’s Pizza

Dunkin’ Donuts

Golden Corral

Hertz Rent-A-Car

Hunt Transportation

Jacobs

Jewel-Osco Supermarkets

Lithia Motors

Magnum Logistics

Melton Trucking

National Carrier

Perkins Restaurant

Star Market

Target

Tim Hortons

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:

Albertsons

Baskin Robbins

Berkeley Labs

Concord Pet

Danaher

Houchens Industries

Intel Corporation

J.Crew

Lennar

Marie Callender’s

Market Basket

Meijer

Nucor

Orange Julius

Robert Half Staffing

Shaw’s Supermarket

Subway

Thrifty Car Rental

United Rentals

U.S. Bank

Wawa

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:

Boeing

Casey’s General Store

Crown Holdings

Eastridge Workforce Solutions

Edward Jones

ExxonMobil

Genworth

Univision

Veritude Staffing

7 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.

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