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Old 04-08-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Central Mass
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Usually, lots of variables:

Misdemeanor vs. felony
The charge
Their qualifications

Without knowing about the person in question, seems like a felony theft charge so it'll be tough. Restaurants, esp kitchens, hire a lot of ex-cons. Rough carpenters too.

On the other hand, if they were a CPA and spent a 90 days in jail for going 5 mph over in Virginia, that might not be an issue at all.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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I would advise not to mention on application, and hope no one checks. That's what I would do.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Self employment is the most likely answer. Another angle is to perhaps seek a "pardon" from the state. Most states will erase prior non violent convictions after a certain amount of time has passed if the person doesn't commit more crime(s). Not sure if Florida is one such state.


Car dealers are notorious for hiring ex cons as sales men, but living on commission can be tough.


The paralegal angle is a good one, and not as far fetched as most people would think.
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Old 04-08-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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"Will trucking companies train and hire him with a record?"
hire, maybe.
train, no.

as above, exactly:
1. what was the case disposition?
2. how many months inside?
3. what is the inside record?
4. where was the crime?
5. finally, where is the job?

the State AND City matter for the crime and job.
the DETAILS of the crime and punishment matter.
the best is not what i have. find a paralegal.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:21 PM
 
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In the past, I've given a few felons a chance. I hated hiring truck drivers and avoided doing the interviews when possible. This particular day I couldn't escape. So when the first interview of the day began with an early middle aged guy with a tear tattoo beneath his eye, I pretty much figured things were not looking up. The guy was a quiet sort but he spoke firmly as he addressed me. He was straight forward about how he was desperate for a job of any kind. He knew the odds were against him finding work. He then told me that he'd recently been paroled on a charge involving the death of another man... thus the tear tattoo. A typical interview would have ended right there, but for whatever reason, this man had my full attention. I let him talk about his past driving jobs and just observed his demeanor as he spoke. Long tale short... I hired him based on a promise I knew I couldn't force him to keep. He swore I'd never regret hiring him. 15 year later he still lived by that promise. One in a thousand?..... perhaps, but we fed his family and sent them all to school with a driver's job. Yes...It can happen.

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Old 04-08-2019, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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"Will trucking companies train and hire him with a record?"
hire, maybe.
train, no.

as above, exactly:
1. what was the case disposition?
2. how many months inside?
3. what is the inside record?
4. where was the crime?
5. finally, where is the job?

the State AND City matter for the crime and job.
the DETAILS of the crime and punishment matter.
the best is not what i have. find a paralegal.
3. Stealing money from his employer.
2. 12 months
3.?
4. South Florida
5. Hollywood Florida
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:37 PM
 
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Self employment is the most likely answer.
Doing exactly what?

Clients do background checks on their contractors too. Can't pass the criminal background check, they're not getting the 1099 job nor the W2 job.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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I know of a man that is 27 years old that has been in jail for over a year and now is out looking for a job in South Florida. Having a big problem finding work. Was in jail for stealing from his employer. Will trucking companies train and hire him with a record?
He would need to go to his local unemployment office.There they deal with companies that do hire people with a record because they give them tax breaks or incentives for hiring felons.
He needs to check them out first.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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My sister works in HR for a company who hires a lot of ex-cons. It’s a foundry type place, hard work and hot. Tremendous turnover, as a lot of them don’t come back after lunch the first day, or are incapable of getting to work on time and they get fired. Point being, look for jobs most people wouldn’t want to do, or day labor type places. If your friend is committed to turning his life around, I wish him good luck.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I know of a man that is 27 years old that has been in jail for over a year and now is out looking for a job in South Florida. Having a big problem finding work. Was in jail for stealing from his employer. Will trucking companies train and hire him with a record?
It depends, the biggest problem is getting a hazmat license with a felony on your record, many trucking companies require that you have the permit. UPS hires felons & they pay well so he might want to start there. Walmart claims they hire people with criminal histories but they don't they just find another excuse not to hire the person after they do the background check.
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