Portland, Oregon Employment

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Arby's Restaurants

No Felon Restrictions

3171 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon
$7.50/hr
  • Customer Service
  • Food Service
At Arby's we're always looking for dedicated men and women to join our good mood team. Take a look at the current job opportunities to see if working for our fast-paced and exciting restaurant company is right for you.
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Baja Fresh

No Felon Restrictions

Portland, Oregon
$7.50+/hr
  • Customer Service
  • Food Service
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is an operationally driven company that believes it's all about being the defining standard in everything we do. We pride ourselves on serving the flavorful, FRESH Mexican Food.
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Carl's Jr

No Felon Restrictions

14836 S. E. Division, Portland, Oregon
$7.50+/hr
  • Customer Service
  • Food Service
Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Come on in. It's non-stop. Do we work hard? Sure, because everyone here wants to make it. Are you always looking for something new to learn? If yes, you'll fit right in.

Our employees take pride in doing their jobs well and in exceeding our customers' expectations. Plus, there's something really cool about the buzz our commercials create and knowing you're a part of the company who makes them. Apply in person, at the address above, or online, at the web address above.

Applicant must not have sex, theft or assault charges.
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La Cosita

No Felon Restrictions

7425 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, Oregon
$7.50+/hr
  • Food Service
  • Retail/Sales
La Costa was conceived and developed by Jaime Soltero Sanchez and wife, Francisca Garzon in 1992. Talavera tiling and terracotta pots with long stemmed plants draped multiple archways in the traditional Mexican restaurant.
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McMenamins

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple, Oregon
Unknown
  • Customer Service
  • Food Service
We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers (including Tillamook Cheese, Julie's Organic Ice Cream, Pleasant Valley Pickles, Sheridan Fruit Company, Country Natural Beef and many others)
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Pizza Hut call center

No Felon Restrictions

10208 SW Parkway, Portland, Oregon
8.25+/hr
  • Customer Service
  • Retail/Sales
Pizza Hut offers a real opportunity to have make friends, have fun, and have a good career, all while making great money. The ability to learn and develop is available at our call center. Make great money, while taking call-in orders. Just fill out application and take a personality test at the location above.
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Salvation Army

No Felon Restrictions

139 SE MLK Blvd., Portland, Oregon
Negotiable
  • Clerical/Office
  • Customer Service
  • General Labor
This salvation army(address above,) is known for hiring both violent and non-violent individuals with criminal histories. Come by and fill out an application, or use the website link to view openings, these may not be up to date though. Need general labor workers to help haul, and office personnel for various office functions within the Salvation Army.
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Subway Corporate Office

Violent felon Restriction

808 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, Oregon
Negotiable
  • Clerical/Office
Subway corporate office in Portland Oregon (address above) are currently known to hire both violent, and non-violent felons. Applicant must NOT have a sex offense.
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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
www.bonds4jobs.comwww.bonds4jobs.comExternal Black

for the location of the workforce office/one-stop center nearest to your home.
 
Oregon Federal Bonding Program

Mr. Douglas D. Barrett
OR Empl. Dept. Partnership
875 Union St, NE
Salem, OR 97311
503-947-1680

 
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.


Oregon Coordinator
Oregon Employment Department
875 Union Street, NE, Room 201
Salem, OR 97311
503-947-1672
503-947-1668 fax

National Coordinator
Carmen Ortiz
Washington, D.C.
202-693-2786
Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St., #32
Portland, OR 97232
503-731-4070
503-731-4103 fax
Web Site: www.boli.state.or.uswww.boli.state.or.us

Criminal Records Repository

The Criminal Records Repository is where individuals can order their police record or "rap sheet." To obtain an Oregon criminal history report or a clearance letter indicating that no Oregon criminal history exists, submit a completed "Own Record Request Form" (available on the web site), copy of fingerprints and a $12 check or money order payable to Oregon State Police. Notarized requests are an additional $5.

Oregon State Police
Identification Services Section
Unit 11
P.O. Box 4395
Portland, OR 97208
503-378-3070
Web Site: egov.oregon.gov/OSP/


Prison Industry Program
Prison Blues
The Array Corporation
8338 NE Alderwood Rd.
Portland, OR 97220
800-784-7689
Web Site: www.prisonblues.comwww.prisonblues.com

Oregon Corrections Enterprises
Oregon Corrections Enterprises
Oregon Department of Corrections
Central Administration Office
2575 Center St., NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-945-9090
503-373-1173 fax
Web Site: www.insideoregon.comwww.insideoregon.com

Pre-Release Program
Oregon Department of Corrections
Central Administration Office
2575 Center St., NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-945-9056

Transitional Release
Oregon Department of Corrections
Central Administration Office
2575 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-945-9090
503-373-1173 fax
Web Site: www.doc.state.or.uswww.doc.state.or.us

Oregon Department of Parole/Probation
Community Corrections
Oregon Department of Corrections
Central Administration Office
2575 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-945-9050
503-373-7810 fax
 

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