70 million Americans have a criminal record and most have trouble finding employment after incarceration. As the first national, for-profit employment platform specifically for individuals with criminal records, 70MillionJobs.com helps with the process - from finding thousands of misdemeanor and felony friendly jobs throughout the U.S., to building a resume and submitting applications, to getting hired, all 100% free.
People with felonies have more barriers but they can find good paying jobs. This list is a great place to start; review the list with an open mind, and consider which jobs match your skills and interests better than the rest.
This site provides posts by an expert HR professional, with information about every aspect of getting and keeping a job including resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiations and much more.
This law makes it illegal to discriminate against a person based on race. Because people of color are unjustly arrested and convicted of crimes at higher rates than white people, employers could be in violation of this law if they reject an applicant based solely on your criminal record. Instead, they have to consider multiple related factors. Blanket demands for a clean record as a condition of employment are simply illegal.
Under this law, applicants must be provided with any report from a commercial provider of background checks if an employer used it as the basis to reject their application or not make a job offer. This allows the applicant to ensure the report is correct, or dispute any inaccuracies.
Justice Reskill is a social enterprise that equips justice-involved individuals with the skills, resources, and connections needed to achieve lasting career success in tech and related high-wage industries. Through their online learning platform, cohort-style programming, apprenticeships, job placements, and advocacy efforts, they open doors for justice-involved individuals as they position themselves for more prosperous and fulfilling careers.
The Next Chapter was established in partnership with Slack to create pathways for formerly incarcerated individuals to obtain gainful employment in the technology sector. They offer paid apprenticeships to learn coding and software engineering, and then help with job placement.
The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is the nation's primary source of information and guidance in reentry. The NRRC is funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance.
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration. Our programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives. CEO’s vision is that anyone with a criminal record who wants to work has the preparation and support needed to find a job and stay connected to the labor force.
Creating Restorative Opportunities and Programs (CROP) brings innovative programs to scale, while establishing a blueprint for successful reentry for formerly incarcerated people. From personal leadership development to hard-skills training and job placement, CROP provides innovative programs to equip returning citizens to thrive in the community.