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Old 04-09-2019, 05:44 AM
 
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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.
You can start a landscaping business, and I don't know anyone who does a background check on the owner of a landscaping business before they are allowed to cut your grass. Could paint houses too. Lots of self-employed work to do.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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You can start a landscaping business.
That requires money which many felons donít have.

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Financing: It may not cost much to jump-start your business, but Wilson says that, ideally, landscapers should have about $50,000 to survive while building the business and waiting for those initial payments.
https://www.nfib.com/content/resourc...usiness-61783/
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
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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 needs to go to a public library and get on the computer: Here is what I found:

https://helpforfelons.org/jobs-for-felons-in-florida/

Job & Housing Programs for Felons in Florida | Felonopportunities.com
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This site also lists social support for felons: https://hirenetwork.org/content/florida

I. Local Service Providers
Community agencies are available to assist individuals with criminal records find employment. This information will inform individuals with criminal records about government agencies and community-based organizations that assist with employment, education or vocational training. Researchers and policy makers may find this information useful in identifying agencies and service providers in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.
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Impact Justice & Equity Solutions, Inc.

We are a community based nonprofit organization providing comprehensive services to help remove barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. Through workforce development, job skills training, case management and other transition services, we aim to better prepare second chance workers for high demand jobs.

Interested individuals are asked to call to make an appointment or book it through the website.

Contact:
Impact Justice & Equity Solutions, Inc.
7750 Okeechobee Boulevard
Suite # 4-658
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Telephone # 561-279-6524
Website: www.impactjusticeandequity.com
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One-Stop Career Centers

One-Stop Career Centers offer employment services to job seekers and employers in Florida. There are 24 Regional Workforce Boards in Florida which are responsible for implementing the employment programs in their regions. Services available include referrals to employment, career counseling, assistance with job search and placement, access to computers/internet, resume preparation, phone/fax machines, copy machines, interest, aptitude and basic skills testing and other special programs tailored to meet employment needs of those facing barriers to employment. A directory of One-Stop Career Centers in Florida is available at CareerSource Florida Network Directory

Contact:
Web Site: CareerSource Florida Network Directory
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Operation New Hope Community Development Corporation

Operation New Hope Community Development Corporation rebuilds low-income communities by offering training and employment to neighborhood residents, 60% of whom are people with criminal records. Operation New Hope works with area churches to provide building/construction skills as well as mentors for each participant. Participation in the program ranges from three months to one year, after which time graduates may be placed in private construction industry jobs. Operation New Hope evaluates applicants before release from incarceration and works closely with the Florida Department of Corrections.

Contact:
Operation New Hope Community Development Corporation
1321 N. Main Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
904-354-4673
kghope@fdn.com fax
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House of Hope

The House of Hope, a faith-based organization, offers shelter and job placement to recently released people with criminal records. Substance abuse, anger management and spiritual counseling are also available. Participants apply through the correctional facility chaplains' department six months before their anticipated release date. Program capacity is five residents. House of Hope staff utilizes one stop centers and program contacts to obtain employment for its participants. Residency time ranges from three to six months.

Contact:
House of Hope of Alacha County
2005 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-672-5082
E-Mail: Tom@houseofhopegnv.org
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Time for Freedom, Inc.

Time for Freedom, Inc. offers transitional housing and support for recently released men with criminal histories. Time for Freedom mandates attendance at four programs, AA/NA, cognitive thinking, bible study and life skills. All residents are expected to work, with limited job referrals available. Future plans include expansion of cottage industries to generate operational funds as well as teaching vocational skills. Graphic arts/printing is operational at present.

Contact:
Time for Freedom, Inc.
2006 N.E. 8th Road
Ocala, FL 34470
352-351-1280
E-Mail: TFF@gate.net
Web Site:
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Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition

The Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition, PERC, is a coalition of more than 40 churches, agencies and organizations working to promote services to individuals with criminal records and their families. PERC utilizes existing agencies within the public and private sectors to provide services such as temporary housing, clothing, food, resume writing expertise, job interview techniques and employment services.

Contact:
Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition
P.O. Box 15936
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
727-538-4191
E-Mail: info@exoffender.org
Web Site: www.exoffender.org
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Urban League of Broward County

The Urban League of Broward County offers an employment skill-building program to assist low-income hard-to-employ individuals, including those with criminal histories, overcome obstacles to obtaining and maintaining a job. Included in the program are training workshops, job coaching and assistance with childcare and transportation needs. Families can also receive assistance in becoming homeowners.

Contact:
Urban League of Broward County
11 N.W. 36th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-584-0777
954-584-4413 fax
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Tampa Crossroads

Tampa Crossroads is a licensend and certified program that offers comprehensive residential and non-residential services to non-violent offenders and individuals with criminal histories for treatment, housing, employment and Veteran specific services and ongoing support to men, women and families who need assistance towards a healthier lifestyle. Defendants may be court mandated to Crossroads as an alternative to incarceration. Services include residential housing, case management, individual/group/family therapy, employability skills training, substance abuse therapy, and educational assistance.

Contact:
5109 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33603
813-238-8557
E-Mail: infor@tampacrossroads.com
Web Site: Tampa Crossroads – A non-profit organization serving Hillsborough, Pinellas & Pasco Counties since 1977
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His Healing Hand Ministries and Final Freedom Aftercare
Website: His Healing Hand Ministries - Who we are home page

The Center for Women and Men at Deltona Campus
The Center for Women and Men at Deltona Campus offers the Fresh Start program to assist non-traditional students who are interested in returning to school to pursue a Vocational Certificate or an Associate of Science degree. This program is a FREE 4-week class that provides educational tools and resources for students to successfully transition into Daytona State College.

Contact:
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd - Main Campus (Daytona Beach)
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Daytona State College - Main Campus - 386-506-3000
Also offered the Fresh Start Program at: Deltona and Flagler/Palm Coast Campus
386-506-3068 Ext. # 3068
E-Mail:
Web Site: Center for Women and Men
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Old 04-10-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Thank you rmm0484 for the help and everyone else on here.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Warehouses. I worked part time at a warehouse with people with records. One was even a murderer.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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A lot of people who have been incarcerated, can often find careers as paralegals because they've already had experience doing legal research, there are law libraries in prisons so they have experience in this. There is nothing preventing someone with a criminal past from working under the direction of an attorney, either, since there are is no special licensing requiring to work as a paralegal.
Granted but i dont see why any co would hire a felon over a non-felon, experienced or not
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:34 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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Warehouses, fast food, etc. I know a lot of people with records who get jobs after
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Granted but i dont see why any co would hire a felon over a non-felon, experienced or not
and I don't see why you would run a background check on a job applicant unless a criminal conviction is relevant to the position, i.e. child care worker, bank employee. People who think they are safe because they do a background check on all job applicants and automatically reject anyone with a felony conviction fail to realize that at one time every felon had broken the law but had a clean background before the judge sentenced them.

The unwillingness to consider felons for jobs has contributed to homelessness and recidivism.
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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A lot of people who have been incarcerated, can often find careers as paralegals because they've already had experience doing legal research, there are law libraries in prisons so they have experience in this. There is nothing preventing someone with a criminal past from working under the direction of an attorney, either, since there are is no special licensing requiring to work as a paralegal.
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Granted but i dont see why any co would hire a felon over a non-felon, experienced or not

It's like hiring a safe cracker to design better safes. Doesn't make much sense on the surface, but if you want a better safe, who would know all the tricks and angles to cracking safes better than a safe cracker?
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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and I don't see why you would run a background check on a job applicant unless a criminal conviction is relevant to the position, i.e. child care worker, bank employee. People who think they are safe because they do a background check on all job applicants and automatically reject anyone with a felony conviction fail to realize that at one time every felon had broken the law but had a clean background before the judge sentenced them.

The unwillingness to consider felons for jobs has contributed to homelessness and recidivism.
Well there are a lot of non-felons who are homeless and looking for work too. I hope you don't think felons are more deserving Ö
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