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.
Felon-friendly and second change employers in the Greater Cincinnati Area
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Felon-friendly companies in Cincinnati and throughout the United States
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Best Western
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Cheeseman Transport
- Dollar Tree
- Family Dollar
- Firestone Autocare
- Hilton Hotel
- Jimmy John’s
- KDM Printing
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Miami Valley Gaming
- Olive Garden
- ORC International
- PFS Corp
- Red Lobster
- Red Robin
- Sara Lee
- Shell Oil
- Trader Joe’s
- US Foods
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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. HowFelonsCanGetJobs.com 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 resumes. Successful Release gives tips for letters of recommendation. 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. Also, it is also important to dress appropriately and per the dress code of the company for the interview.
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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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