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Felon-friendly companies and second chance employers in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties in Ohio and Kenton, Campbell and Boone counties in Northern Kentucky.


Felon-Friendly companies in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Cincinnati companies hire felons.

Jobs for people with a criminal record, a felony, or returning citizens


Job seekers with barriers to employment can pursue career opportunities at several felon-friendly and second chance companies in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and throughout the United States.


Finding a job is never easy. The human resources professionals at these equal opportunity employers encourage every jobseeker to review online job postings.


Local career centers can help unemployed workers assess job and occupation skills, search for jobs, apply for jobs and complete job applications, write cover letters and resumes, meet with recruiters and prepare for job interviews.


Career centers are also connected to recruitment teams and are knowledgeable about upcoming employment opportunities and job fairs as well as resources needed once a job offer is accepted.


The second chance employers listed in this article review the candidate’s qualifications felon-friendly companies 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 and second change employers in the Greater Cincinnati Area


@Work Personnel

11305 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 126, 45241 (Blue Ash)



4440 Reading Road, 45229 (Norwood)


Adecco Staffing

11260 Chester Road, 45246 (Sharonville)



5191 Natorp Boulevard, #400, 45040 (Mason)


Architectural Louvers

266 West Mitchell Avenue, 45232 (Winton Place)


Beacon of Hope Business Alliance

708 Walnut Street, #200, 45202 (Downtown)


Bob’s Discount Furniture

9959 Colerain Avenue Stone Creek, 45251 (Colerain)


Chipotle Bar & Grill

4402 Montgomery Road, 45212 (Norwood)



6800 Cintas Boulevard, #9151, 45040 (Mason)


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City of Cincinnati

801 Plum Street, 45202 (Downtown)


Dugan & Meyers

11110 Kenwood Road, 45242 (Blue Ash)


Eastern Personnel

619 Central Avenue, 45202 (Downtown)


Embassy Suites Cincinnati

4554 Lake Forest Drive, 45242 (Blue Ash)


General Electric

1 Neumann Way, 45215 (Lincoln Heights)


Innovative Cleaning Services

4903 Vine Street, 45217 (St. Bernard)


Jake Sweeney Automotive Group

1280 East Kemper Road, 45246 (Sharonville)


JBM Packaging

2850 Henkle Drive, 45036 (Lebanon)


Just Right Construction & Lawn Care Service

7671 Colerain Ave # E, 45239 (Colerain)


Kelly Services

3655 Michigan Avenue, 45208 (Rookwood)

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Kroger Co.

1014 Vine Street, 45202 (Downtown)


Labor Ready

9880 Springfield Pike, 45215 (Lincoln Heights)


Manpower, Inc.

8743 Union Centre Boulevard, 45069 (West Chester)


Meyer’s Garden Center & Landscaping, Inc.

5072 Dixie Highway, 45014 (Fairfield)


Nehemiah Manufacturing

1907 South Street, 45204 (Lower Price Hill)


Paradise Pool and Patio

2345 Ashland Avenue, Unit #508, 45206 (Walnut Hills)





Seasons 52

3819 Edwards Road, 45209 (Rookwood)


Volunteers of America

700 W Pete Rose Way, 45203 (Queensgate)


Yard House

95 E Freedom Way, 45202 (The Banks)


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Felon-friendly companies in Cincinnati and throughout the United States




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Additional Resources


Defying The Odds Entrepreneurs

Helps those returning to the workplace with interest in becoming an entrepreneur. Aids minority business with preparing the standardized paperwork needed for developing a successful enterprise . The staff consists of professionally trained business consultants, paralegals, tax preparers, and notarial signing agents.


Hamilton County Re-entry Office

A specialist will help you with your resume, referral letters, and job placement opportunities.

A great blog to follow on the subject matter.


Jail to Job

List of national companies that hire felons and lists of the industry’s most accepting of offenders.


Jobs That Hire Felons

List of national companies that hire felons and lists of the industry’s most accepting of offenders.


Successful Release

In some cases, it may be beneficial for offenders and felons to submit a letter of recommendation along with their resumes. This resource gives tips for letters of recommendation.  Examples are religious leaders, prison staff, parole officers, or former employers.


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.



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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.


Written by: Marissa Staples


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