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Felon-friendly and second chance companies in Cincinnati


Felon-Friendly jobs in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Cincinnati companies that hire felons.  

Jobs for people with a record, a felony and returning citizens


It is tough to find a job in this economy, period. For persons with a criminal record, a job can seem unattainable. Most companies like for the felony or offense to be three to seven years old. Some companies assess cases individually. The felon-friendly companies below deal with the hiring of felons, on a case-by-case basis. The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting.


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Felon-friendly employers in Southwest Ohio including Cincinnati, West Side, Downtown and more that give men and women a second chance.


4440 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45229


Ace Hardware
344 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45220


Adecco Staffing
11260 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246


5191 Natorp Boulevard #400, Mason, OH 45040


In-demand jobs that do not require any experience.


Chipotle Bar & Grill
4402 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45212


6800 Cintas Boulevard, #9151, Mason, OH 45040


City of Cincinnati
801 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


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Eastern Personnel
619 Central Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Embassy Suites Cincinnati
4554 Lake Forest Drive, Blue Ash, OH 45242


General Electric


Jake Sweeney Automotive Group


Just Right Construction & Lawn Care Service


Kelly Services
3655 Michigan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208


Kroger Co.
1014 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Labor Ready
9880 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215


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Manpower, Inc.
8743 Union Centre Boulevard, West Chester Township, OH 45069


Nehemiah Manufacturing
1907 South Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204




Seasons 52
3819 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209


Volunteers of America
700 W Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45203


Yard House
95 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Felon-friendly employers in Cincinnati and throughout the United States that give these men and women.



Bed Bath & Beyond

Best Western

Buffalo Wild Wings


Cheeseman Transport

Dollar Tree

Family Dollar

Firestone Autocare


Hilton Hotel



Jack in the Box

Jiffy Lube

Jimmy John’s

KDM Printing



Longhorn Steakhouse


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Mesa Industries

Miami Valley Gaming



Olive Garden

ORC International




PFS Corp



Red Lobster

Red Robin

Sara Lee

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Shell Oil



Trader Joe’s


US Foods


Here are tips for job searching with a felony. Although the companies listed above are known to hire felons, it is not guaranteed that all job opportunities listed are applicable. Check out their website, do the research and follow the application process like normal. A wonderful place to start is to make an appointment with the Hamilton County Re-entry Office. There, a specialist will help you with your resume, referral letters, and job placement opportunities.


Check out Jobs That Hire Felons  and Jail to Job for felon-friendly lists of national companies that hire felons and lists of the industry’s most accepting of offenders. is also a great blog to follow on the subject matter.


In some cases, it may be beneficial for offenders and felons to submit a letter of recommendation along with their resume. Successful Release gives tips on who  a letter of recommendation can come from.  Examples are  religious leaders, prison staff, parole officers or former employers. The recommendation letter should highlight the best qualities of the applicant that relate to the job they are applying for, and how that person will be a good employee.


Once you have secured an interview with a company, it is a clever idea to research the company, what they do, and what matters to them. It is also important to dress appropriately and per the dress code of the company for the interview.


If there are any felon-friendly companies in the Queen City that were not mentioned but would like to be named on our list, please contact The Voice of Black Cincinnati.



The Voice of Black Cincinnati is a media company designed to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans. Want to find local news, events, job posting, scholarships and a database of local Black-owned businesses? Visit our homepage, explore other articles, subscribe to our newsletter, like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group and text VOBC to 797979.

Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati

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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


    1. Hi My name is Robert I’m 47 years old. I am a felon who has no luck at all in getting a job. I’m about to go back to jail for child support. If people would give me a chance to prove to them that my past is my past. then maybe they would see who i really am. I need a job that will give that chance. To be honest i don’t know how much longer i can keep going. I need help. Is there anyone who can help me?

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  2. Thanks for the helpful list. This is probably the most complete list of websites that are supporting people with criminal records to rebuild their lives. This article needs to be shared a lot.

    1. Thank you for visiting our website. This article was last updates on January 8, 2020. Please advise if you believe some of the content needs to be updated.

  3. I was wondering if the pickle place not far from central parkway and the baby product place on state street hire people with felon charges?

    1. We are not familiar with that location. We encourage you to contact the establishment to confirm. Wishing you all the best!

  4. Are There any jobs as of right now that you know are hiring men with felonies. I was locked up for 13 years for some violent offenses. I was 17 years old at the time of my crime and have had a hard time finding employment. Please is you have any information for me please contact me via email ASAP. Thank you.

  5. I just did 15 years and it’s so hard do you hard out here I don’t even understand half of the stuff is out here in this world no more

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