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Longhorn Steakhouse

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
18k-46k/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.
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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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McDonalds

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
Min. Wage+
  • Food Service
We believe in flexible schedules that fit into the way you live your life and can help you reach your goals. We’ll also give you the mentor-ship and guidance you need to succeed. Apply for a position online, or in person at your local McDonalds restaurant today.
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Olive Garden

Felon Restrictions Depend on Location

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
Negotiable
  • Food Service
  • Retail/Sales
When you work at Olive Garden, you're family. To help every team member to succeed, we offer extensive training, flexible schedules, competitive benefits, and a place you can call home. Apply for a job now, online, and join our team. Felon restrictions apply based on location, and person hiring.
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PetSmart

No Felon Retrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
$8+/hr
  • Retail/Sales
  • Warehouse
PetSmart hire ex-felons throughout america in (almost) all stores. Apply online, or at your local PetSmart for a job position, in one of the many fields of interest, including cashier, store stocker, management, and more!
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Red Lobster

Felon Restrictions Depend on Location

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
$4.87-$12/hr
  • Food Service
  • Retail/Sales
A Red Lobster job could become a career. No matter where you start, it’s the opportunity to learn, grow and have fun while doing it. Red lobster's starting pay is $4.87 for servers / waiters, and $8.00 for hostesses. Payscale increases with position, and location. Apply online today for a job position in your city.
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Red Robin

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
Negotiable
  • Customer Service
  • Food Service
Red Robin is seeking high quality workers for their restaurants in every city, nationwide. Red Robin is a felony friendly employer. You can also apply online, but only for some cities.
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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.

Operational support Unit
Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109
860-263-6735
860-263-6039 fax
Web Site: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/busservices/Bonding.htm
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.


Connecticut Coordinator
Connecticut Department of Labor

Program Support Unit
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109
860-263-6060
Web Site: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/taxcredits/wotc.htm

National Coordinator

Carmen Ortiz
Washington, D.C.
202-693-2786
Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109
860-263-6505
860-263-6529 fax
Web Site: www.ctdol.state.ct.us

Connecticut Board of Parole

Central Office

Connecticut Board of Parole
Central Office
55 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-805-6605
203-805-5562 fax

Fugitive Team & Special Management Unit
95 Scovill Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-805-6683
203-755-4935 fax

New Haven Office
50 Fitch Street
New Haven, CT 06515
203-389-5390
203-389-5405 fax

Hartford Office
286 Sheldon Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860-566-3177
860-566-3765 fax

Waterbury Office
95 Scovill Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-805-6670
203-755-4918 fax

Bridgeport Office
52 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-382-8471
203-382-8471 fax

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