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UPS is looking for good men and women, in your city, to fill many positions, from administrative, to package handlers, and delivery drivers. Search for jobs at UPS online today, and apply, or turn in an application at your local branch. Felon restrictions depend upon location, and person hiring.
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larry cain wrote at 2013-01-03 18:50:13
ups (1.00)
"dont waste your time "
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Chris jameson wrote at 2012-11-19 15:59:27
Not for felons/ not willing to give a chance. (2.67)
"I applied to UPS and after I got home from being hired and fitted for uniforms I received a voicemail letting me know that I was on hold due to me informing them that I was a felon. I was told that my background check needed to come back before I could proceed forward in my new hire. Today is Monday and I had to call them to find out that I was not able o work for UPS because I am a felon. What a waste of time and money. Glad it was not a misfortune on them and their time. "
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S. Brown wrote at 2012-11-14 17:30:51
they say they do hire felons, for the tax credit but they do not (1.00)
"they say they do hire felons, for the tax credit but they do not. got my hopes up about getting a job, and was denied due to my non violent low class felony years ago."
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L. Jodie wrote at 2012-10-30 01:32:31
UPS not felon-friendly (7.00)
"I applied to UPS-tempe and was told they do hire felons. After a month of waiting, I got a letter denying me employment due to my class 6 felony. (the lowest of all felonies). "
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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

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
501-683-5915 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
501-682-2576 fax

National Coordinator
Carmen Ortiz
Washington, D.C.
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

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
870-850-8440 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
870-267-6258 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
501-682-9539 fax
Web Site: www.dcc.state.ar.us

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