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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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Diversified Business Network

No Felon Retrictions

3510 N. Madison Street, Carrollton, Michigan
Commission
  • Customer Service
  • *See Description
This position is for Loan Brokers only!
 
No experience is required, because you will be receiving training prior to placement. High School diploma, or GED is required, and there no felon restriction (everyone's allowed) to apply.
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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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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.com

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

Employment Service Technical Unit
Arkansas Employment Security Department
P.O. Box 2981
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-3143
501-683-5915 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.


Arkansas Coordinator
Arkansas Employment Security Department
P.O. Box 2981
Little Rock, AR 72203
501-682-3749
501-682-2576 fax

National Coordinator
Carmen Ortiz
Washington, D.C.
202-693-2786
Arkansas Criminal Records Repository
To obtain a copy of a criminal history, Arkansas form ASP 122 must be notarized and submitted along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and a $15 fee payable to “The Arkansas Police.”

Arkansas State Police
One State Police Plaza Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72209
501-618-8500

Arkansas Correctional Industries

Job skills are currently taught to participating inmates through the prison industry program in such trades as garment manufacturing, vinyl products, graphic arts and duplicating, mattress manufacturing, vehicle refurbishing, janitorial products, digital imaging, engraving, school furniture repair, furniture manufacturing and athletic/recreational equipment production.

Arkansas Correctional Industries
2403 East Harding
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-850-8430
870-850-8440 fax
Web Site: www.acicatalog.com

Work Release Program


Inmates work in the community while housed at correctional facilities. Mississippi County Work Release Center 870-762-1979 Northwest Arkansas Work Release Center 501-756-2037

Pre-Release Program


The pre-release program is a 30-day training offered at Benton, McPherson and Wrightsville correctional facilities to prepare inmates for their return to the community. A vocational education program offers education in 22 areas of study, provided by Riverside Vocational Technical School and funded by the Department of Workforce Education. To be eligible for the vocational education program an inmate must be disciplinary free for 60 days, Class 2 security status, and within 39 months of parole eligibility.

Arkansas Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 8707
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
870-267-6999
870-267-6258 fax
Web Site: www.state.ar.us/doc/


Arkansas Department of Community Correction

Arkansas Department of Community Correction
Two Union National Plaza Building
105 West Capitol, Second Floor
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-9510
501-682-9539 fax
Web Site: www.dcc.state.ar.us

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