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Approved Jobs for People With Felonies

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Some companies and jobs deny employment to felons, although the company can not legally use this as a reason for denying the candidate employment. The application can ask a candidate if he or she has a felony conviction, and to describe the nature of the crime. Some employers do not hold a person's past crime against him, and actually give him or her a chance to reconnect with society by working.

Military

Depending on the seriousness of the crime committed, people with felonies may be accepted into the military. Generally, if the felony occurred when the candidate was a juvenile, the military will not hold the felony against the candidate. The military has the right to know of all felonies the candidate has been convicted of, including those detailed in sealed and expunged records. Not telling the military recruiter of a felony conviction can result in another felony conviction against the candidate.

Truck Drivers

Truck driving companies hire people who have criminal records. A felon will need to list the felony he was convicted of, and the trucking dispatcher or recruiter will determine the eligibility of the candidate. However, certain trucking license, which may be obtained through a CDL training school or program. The number of felonies a person has will also determine if he will be hired by a trucking company. However, most trucking companies will hire ex-felons; potential applicants just have to find the right one.

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Temporary Agencies

Temporary agencies are responsible for providing temporary employees to various companies on demand. The temp agency screens all of the employees, and decides if an employee is a good match or fit for the company that needs temporary help. Many temporary agencies hire felons because the clients or employers vary, and each has a different policy on employing felons. The temporary agency wants to remain fully qualified, equipped and staffed when a client calls to have a position filled. If the client does not specify a clear policy on employing felons, a temporary agency may send a felon to do the job.

Customer Service And Telemarketing Jobs

Customer service or telemarketing companies hire felons to work as representatives. The position requires a person to work over the phone, and no face to face interaction is required of the individual. Therefore, these businesses tend to hire felons, as long as the felons can pass the voice test, which means the employee’s voice can accurately be heard.

Self-Employment

Customer service or telemarketing companies hire felons to work as representatives. The position requires a person to work over the phone, and no face to face reaction is required of the individual. Therefore, these businesses tend to hire felons, as long as the felons can pass the voice test, which means the employee’s voice can accurately be heard. The position may require a representative to sell a magazine subscription, or take an order for a yard sign, it really all depends on the type of business the felon works for.

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Taunda Edwards began writing in 1997 and received her bachelor's degree in secondary education from Miami University of Ohio in 2004. In 2005 she pursued her writing career on a full-time basis. Her first novel was published by T.A.D.D. Writes publications. She was a 2006 "Moviemaker Magazine" feature.

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