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Ross Dress for Less

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
  • Customer Service
  • Retail/Sales
Our company relies on our retail associates and management teams to deliver great clothing, and products to customers. Ross dress for less is a known felony friendly employer, and you can search, and apply online today. We have flexible hour, and we recruit from within, for better positions.
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Violent felon Restriction

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
  • Customer Service
  • General Labor
  • Retail/Sales

At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Apply online today! Kohl's is a known felony friendly employer in most states.

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Tyson Foods

No Felon Restrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
  • General Labor
  • Transport/Trucking
  • Warehouse
Tyson is one of the worlds largest supplier of chicken, beef, and pork, and prepared foods. Transporting, production, and professional positions available at many cities throughout America. Search for job openings and apply online today. Tyson foods is an equal opportunity, and felony friendly employer.
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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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No Felon Retrictions

Multiple Cities, *Multiple States
  • 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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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.
Pennsylvania Federal Bonding Program
Pennsylvania Bureau of Workforce Investment
Labor and Industry Bldg., 12th Floor
7th and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-772-5478 fax
Web Site:
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.

Pennsylvania Coordinator
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, 12th Floor
Labor and Industry Bldg.
7th and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-787-5785 fax
Web Site:

National Coordinator
Carmen Ortiz
Washington, D.C.
Pennsylvania Department of Labor
Labor and Industry Bldg., Room 1700

7th and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120
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Criminal Records Repository

The Criminal Records Repository is where individuals can order their police record or "rap sheet." To obtain a copy of a criminal record, a "Request for Criminal Record Check" (Form SP4-164) must be sent to the contact address below, along with a certified check or money order in the amount of $10.

Bureau of Records and Information Services
Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-772-3681 fax

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Bureau of Correctional Industries
Web Site:

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