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Ameripride Service Center

No Felon Restrictions

2020 S.E. 18th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Clerical/Office
  • General Labor
  • Warehouse
When you work for AmeriPride, you are working for one of the five largest uniform rental service and linen supply companies in North America. We are a people-powered company, fueled by the hard work and dedication of our employees. Use the address above to get an application for employment opportunities.
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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.
Oklahoma Federal Bonding Program
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
Will Rogers Building
2410 N. Lincoln Blvd., #454
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-524-6081 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.

Oklahoma Coordinator
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
Will Rogers Building, WOTC/W2S Unit
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
405-524-6081 fax
Web Site: www.oesc.state.ok.us

National Coordinator
Carmen Ortiz
Washington, D.C.
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
Will Rogers Building
2401 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Web Site: www.oesc.state.ok.us

Criminal Records Repository
The Criminal Records Repository is where individuals can order their police record or "rap sheet." Criminal history information requests must be made on forms designated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Requests may be made in person or by mail. All requests received in the mail must include a stamped, self-addressed, return envelope. The fee for a fingerprint- based record is $19 and the fee for a name-based record check is $15. Payment must be made in the form of a certified check or money order to the “Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.”

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Criminal History Reporting Unit
6600 N. Harvey, Building 6
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
405-879-2503 fax
Web Site: www.osbi.state.ok.us

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Oklahoma Correctional Industries
4545 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-521-6031 fax

Division of Community Corrections/Probation and Parole
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
1219 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
405-218-4215 fax
Web Site: www.doc.state.ok.us/

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