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Old 10-19-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Question Jobs for Convicted Ex Felons

Can anyone guide me in the right direction please, I have my 21 yr old Godson that plans on moving in with me the end of the month, and he needs a new & fresh start, he does not have a violent felony on his record he has made some bad decisions which caused him to get in trouble and I am just trying to reach out to see if there are any programs here in Georgia that may help him, he is very motivated and determined that he will make it and I believe in him, does anybody know of any companies that are here in the Georgia area that would hire a convicted ex-felon, please I did not post this thread to get bashed I need positive feedback please. Thank you very much All positive comments are welcomed

 
Old 10-19-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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He's very lucky to have someone like you. I don't know of specific companies that hire felons, but I know it's normally pretty easy to get job in landscaping or construction - though the economy has affected both of those industries negatively.

Does he have any special skills of any kind? Have you (or has he) thought about college or tecnical school? I wish I knew more...I think it's very touching that you are giving him your support. Hang in there.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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Check with the unemployment office in your area. They will be able to answer your questions better. Good luck!
 
Old 10-20-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Unincorporated Gwinnett
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Vocational Rehabilitation might help.
Kroger
Publix
Goodwill
 
Old 10-20-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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Have you considered Job Corps? Depending on the felony he might be able to enroll in that program. The center here in Atlanta is all female, but there is at least one more in the state and a couple more in Alabama. Actually there are more than a hundred centers all over the country. The training is free, and they receive a stipend and job placement assistance. I know some kids who took the electrical program there and they are now journeymen electricians making very good money.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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I would like to thank everyone for there continuous support and responses, please definitely keep them coming I could use all the help that I can get
 
Old 10-21-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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I know this place is going to be one heck of drive from where you are in Duluth but " A Better Way Ministries " in Peachtree City is an organization that is helping to train people with careers who are trying to make a fresh start. They have thier own moving company and other programs that they offer . I know they deal with addicts ,but I 'm not sure about ex-cons.It might be worth a call to find out what they have to offer .
 
Old 10-21-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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Thank you very much Go falcons, I will definitely check them out
 
Old 04-27-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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CDL is the best way to go trust me.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I have a friend that has a felony record. What he told me is that to just tell the truth about the conviction and not try to hide anything about it when being interviewed nor on an application. Certainly it will keep him from getting some jobs though. If he does lie about the conviction and the possible employer finds out, he won't get the job that he might have been hired for. Good luck!
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