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Applebee's

Violent felon Restriction

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
Negotiable
  • Food Service
Applebee's is hiring hourly team members, waiters, management, and support for their corporate office. Applebee's has been known to be a felony friendly employer. Search and apply online directly from their website.
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Aramark Food Services

Violent felon Restriction

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
$8.29+/hr
  • Clerical/Office
  • Food Service
Aramark is an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer, and has been known to be a felony friendly employer. Aramark has everything from office, to food service position available. Apply on line for a job interview today.
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Dunkin' Donuts

Sex Offender Restriction

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
Min. Wage+
  • Food Service
  • Retail/Sales
Duncan' Donuts is seeking active, and hard-working employees for locations throughout America. Apply online, or at your local Duncan' Donuts for a crew, shift leader, baker, or a manager job position. Insurance, discounts, and other benefits available at select locations.
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Golden Corral

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
Negotiable
  • Customer Service
  • Food Service
  • General Labor
With more than 500 restaurants in America, and in almost every state Golden Corral is the leader in buffet restaurants. Golden Corral has proven to be a felony friendly employer, so apply online, or at your nearest restaurant today.
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Goodwill Stores

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
$7.50+/hr
  • General Labor
  • Retail/Sales
Goodwill stores is known for hiring ex-offenders. No violent crimes. Sex offenses and theft may disqualify applicant from specific job sites, in certain cities. Use the address above to locate the nearest Goodwill store, and apply, in person, today.
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IHOP

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
Negotiable
  • Food Service
Join the team at IHOP, and enjoy benefits, and a great work environment. IHOP is a felony friendly employer, so apply today, either online, or in person (in your city.)
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Kohl's

Violent felon Restriction

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
$7.90+/hr
  • Customer Service
  • General Labor
  • Retail/Sales

At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Apply online today! Kohl's is a known felony friendly employer in most states.

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Longhorn Steakhouse

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
18k+/yr
  • Food Service
  • Retail/Sales
At LongHorn our team members are what make us successful. We believe in hiring only Great People who can consistently deliver Great Food with a big helping of Genuine Western Hospitality.View Details

Macy's

Violent & Drug Felony Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
$8+/hr
  • Customer Service
  • General Labor
  • Retail/Sales
Sure, you need to work to support yourself. But if you’re like most, you want a job that’s more than just a paycheck. You prefer a job that inspires. Work that employs your mind, gives you the chance to grow and revolves around building relationships with others.
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A research study published by a university in Texas surveyed employer attitudes toward hiring exoffenders. Only 12% said that they were willing to hire these applicants. However, 51% said that they would hire ex-offenders if they were bonded.

What the Federal Bonding Program Is:
It is a federal tool, to help a job applicant, obtain employment, and keep it. The program issues Fidelity Bonds, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

What a Fidelity Bond Is:
Fidelity Bond, through the federal bonding program, is a business insurance policy, that will protect the employer from theft, or property damage, from a dishonest employee. It is a "guarantee," that the new employer, will be an honest worker. The Fidelity Bonds issued under the Federal Bonding Program are insurance policies of the Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America. The McLaughlin Company in Washington, DC, is the agent for Travelers in managing the program nation wide.


This Bond Can Help You Get Employed:
If you are an ex-offender (Felony, Misdemeanor), or you have a high risk factor, in your background, this bond is given freely, to the employer, as an incentive to hire you. The employer can then hire you, and utilize your skills, without taking a risk, of you being dishonest, while working there.

What The Bond Insurance Covers:
The bond insures the employer, in case of embezzlement, larceny, forgery, or theft. It does not cover job injuries, or poor workmanship.

How To Get Federally Bonded:

You must receive a job offer first, and the employer has to have a date for you to start working for them. The Fidelity Bond insurance policy will then be issued to the employer, from The Mclaughlin Company, of Washington, DC, underwritten through the Travelers Insurance Company. While your local workforce representative, usually informs employers, there are still many that don't know of the federal bonding program. Make sure to inform the employer about this federal proram.

Bond Coverage Amount:
The bond covers $ 5,000, with no cost to you, or the employer, and no deductible. Employers can apply for larger bond amounts, if necessary.

Get More Information On Federal Bonding:

Job Seekers Call:  1-877-US2-JOBS

Employers Call: 1-800-233-2258 ex.246
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for the location of the workforce office/one-stop center nearest to your home.
 
Massachusetts Federal Bonding Program
Special Programs - Bonding
Massachusetts Division of Employment & Training Administration
Charles F. Hurley Bldg., Govt. Center
19 Staniford St., 1st Fl.
Boston, MA 02114
617-626-6448
617-727-8671 fax
What is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit?
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (W.O.T.C.) is a federal tax credit for for-profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire
individuals convicted of a felony and hired within one year after the date of the conviction or release from prison. The tax credit has eight targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.

How much can the employer earn:
WOTC can be as much as $ 2,400. It is based on qualified wages paid to the new hire for the first-year of employment. Generally, qualified wages are capped at $ 6,000 The credit is 25% of qualified first-year wages for those employed at least 120 hours and 40% for those employed 400 hours or more.

The reason employers should use this opportunity:
Employers make the hiring decision.
There is no limit to the number of new hires who can qualify the employer for the tax savings.
There is minimal paperwork needed to claim the WOTC.


Massachusetts Coordinator
Massachusetts Division of Employment & Training Administration
19 Staniford St., 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02114
617-626-5730
617-727-8671 fax

National Coordinator
Carmen Ortiz
Washington, D.C.
202-693-2786
Massachusetts Department of Labor & Workforce Development
3 Ashburton Place, Room 2112
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-6573
617-727-1090 fax
Web Site: www.mass.gov/dol/www.mass.gov/dol/

Massachusetts Criminal Records Repository
The Criminal Records Repository is where individuals can order their police record or "rap sheet."
An individual should contact the Criminal History Systems Board, CORI Unit to request a “Personal Criminal History Form.” There is no fee.

Criminal History Systems Board
Attn: CORI Unit
200 Arlington St., Suite 2200
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-660-4600
Prison Industry Program
Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Massachusetts Correctional Industries
P.O. Box 188
Norfolk, MA 02056
617-727-0227
Web Site: www.state.ma.us/doc/MASSCOR/index.htmlwww.state.ma.us/doc/MASSCOR/index.html

Work Release Program
Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Central Headquarters
50 Maple St., Suite 3
Milford, MA 01757
508-422-3300
508-422-3382 fax
Web Site: www.mass.govwww.mass.gov

Pre-Release Program
Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Central Headquarters
50 Maple St., Suite 3
Milford, MA 01757
508-422-3300
508-422-3382 fax
Web Site: www.mass.govwww.mass.gov

Post Release Transitional Program
Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Central Headquarters
50 Maple St., Suite 3
Milford, MA 01757
508-422-3300
508-422-3382 fax
Web Site: www.mass.govwww.mass.gov
Massachusetts Parole Board
Massachusetts Parole Board
27 Wormwood St., Suite 300
Boston, MA 02210
617-727-3271
617-727-5047 fax
Web Site: www.mass.govwww.mass.gov

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