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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 Hwy, Suite 126, Cincinnati, OH 45241


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


Architectural Louvers
266 West Mitchell Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232


Beacon of Hope Business Alliance
708 Walnut Street #200, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Bob’s Discount Furniture
9959 Colerain Avenue Stone Creek, Cincinnati, OH 45251


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


6800 Cintas Boulevard, #9151, Mason, OH 45040


In-demand jobs that do not require any experience.



City of Cincinnati
801 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Dugan & Meyers
11110 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242


Eastern Personnel
619 Central Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202


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


General Electric


Innovative Cleaning Services
4903 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45217


Jake Sweeney Automotive Group


JBM Packaging
(513) 228-3005
2850 Henkle Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036


Just Right Construction & Lawn Care Service


Kelly Services
3655 Michigan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208


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Kroger Co.
1014 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Labor Ready
9880 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215


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


Meyer’s Garden Center & Landscaping, Inc.
5072 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014


Nehemiah Manufacturing
1907 South Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204


Paradise Pool and Patio
2345 Ashland Ave, Unit #508, Cincinnati, OH 45206




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


Cincinnati Family Assistance Programs ready to help you.

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


Mesa Industries

Miami Valley Gaming



Olive Garden

ORC International




PFS Corp



Red Lobster

Red Robin

Sara Lee

Shell Oil



Trader Joe’s


US Foods



Use these tips to have a polished one-on-one interview.  



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 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.



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Marissa Staples, Writer
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    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.

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  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

  6. I am always seeking updated information for ex-offender who re-entering and looking for jobs, housing, transportation, etc. I am a volunteer prison Chaplain … I visit weekly the Hamilton Country justice Center. I also correspond with many men who are serving time and need all the guidance and support they may receive upon re-entry.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting our website and for these kind words. We hope you will follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter for more second-chance resources.

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