Where can convicted felons get jobs

Where can convicted felons get jobs

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Regret

Nicholasville, KY

#1 Jun 12, 2010
Can anyone help on this. I have been clean and sober and without a record for 7 years now but this still haunts me when trying to get a job. Should I just stop being truthful on the application and hope and pray they don't do a background check?
just some thought

Danville, KY

#2 Jun 12, 2010
after 5 yrs you should be able to go to the county clerks office and have this removed from your record if not you will never get a job most companys do a back ground check
geezman

Berea, KY

#3 Jun 12, 2010
Congrats to your sobriety! I would hire you if it was me.
Regret

Nicholasville, KY

#4 Jun 12, 2010
From the research I have done you can only have misdemeanors or class c felony drug convictions removed from your record. You have to have a governor pardon for everything else. My conviction was money related, I didn't rob or burglarize anyone and it's a long drawn out story that wouldn't interest anyone. Let's just say that Madison County, in error, sent me a check for $1200.00 that I cashed. At the time I was heavily into drugs and couldn't believe my "good luck" that this money was just falling into my hands. Now it's something that I will have to live with the rest of my life.
unknown

AOL

#5 Jun 12, 2010
You can try the bluegrass plating. they have been know to hire a convicted felon their. Why not go and check them out. that is in richmond KY.
Julie

United States

#6 Jun 12, 2010
unknown wrote:
You can try the bluegrass plating. they have been know to hire a convicted felon their. Why not go and check them out. that is in richmond KY.
Blue Grass Plating is always hiring. I worked there about 5 years ago. It is a VERY dirty, nasty place.
Regret

Nicholasville, KY

#7 Jun 12, 2010
Thanks I will keep them in mind but need something in Berea if possible, but beggers can't be choosers so if that's all there is I'll take it.
Isnt it strange

Lexington, KY

#8 Jun 13, 2010
Regret wrote:
Thanks I will keep them in mind but need something in Berea if possible, but beggers can't be choosers so if that's all there is I'll take it.
A lot of business owners in Berea go to church where (if I'm not mistaken) they teach forgiveness... Isn't that why Jesus died for our sins, so we can be forgiven? But these same people that go to church wont hire someone who had a problem in their past, let alone shake a felons hand. I'm not trying to preach here- It dont matter what you believe in, forgiveness is something any human being with any morals should have, and any employer (or anyone) else who cant give someone a second chance should be ashamed of themselves. Some of the biggest trash-talkers on this site are church-goers. I have met you in church. You people know who you are and i hope you feel a little knot in your stomach right now.

Im sorry about my little rant here but- Berea (not to mention the rest of America) is in real trouble if Felons cant have second chances and cant have jobs. Folks, we all know someone or have a family member who has made mistakes in their past. Some learn, some dont, but if we continue to exclude felons from the workforce what choices do they have left
A: Live off the system?
B: Commit crimes to so they can feed themselves?

All humans have a instinct of self-preservation. If we cant buy food and necessities to survive we will revert to our instincts. An animal doesnt know not to take food away from another animal and we are no different when it comes down to it.

There are a lot of felons that would love to get a good job or even a bad job. There are felons that have changed their ways. I think its time that business owners and managers here in Berea take the initiative to take a chance and hire a felon. I know some felons that would happily scrub your toilets with a toothbrush for mininum wage. Give them a chance to prove themselves and chance to earn a good employment reference from you and to maybe put some food on the table even if its just Mac&Cheese. I dont know, its just an idea, but something needs to be done.
FYI

Lexington, KY

#9 Jun 13, 2010
I hear Sam's Steakhouse and BBQ in Richmond doesn't care about background. Apply within.
a felon

Lexington, KY

#10 Jun 13, 2010
I strongly agree with you. Something needs to be done. Everyone has made mistakes in there life, just some bigger then others. Some people change and learn from there mistakes some dont, But no one is willing to give the ones who has changed there life around a second chance. Im a single mother who get no goverment help. I got my job because i lied. It shouldn't have to be this way. Really its sad.
Someone who knows

United States

#11 Jun 13, 2010
A felon can't get food Stamps. Well they can for the first year they are out of jail,but after that they are dropped too fiqure things out.
But I too believe that something should be done. I don't have any felons but I have my share of misemeanors, and they have made it hard enough to get a job. It just about makes me want to quiet looking for work, I mean I done know they won't hire me so why try. Someone said something about going to the clerks office, Just how do you go about doing that? Is there papers to fill out?
Regret

Nicholasville, KY

#12 Jun 13, 2010
Isnt it strange wrote:
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A lot of business owners in Berea go to church where (if I'm not mistaken) they teach forgiveness... Isn't that why Jesus died for our sins, so we can be forgiven? But these same people that go to church wont hire someone who had a problem in their past, let alone shake a felons hand. I'm not trying to preach here- It dont matter what you believe in, forgiveness is something any human being with any morals should have, and any employer (or anyone) else who cant give someone a second chance should be ashamed of themselves. Some of the biggest trash-talkers on this site are church-goers. I have met you in church. You people know who you are and i hope you feel a little knot in your stomach right now.
Im sorry about my little rant here but- Berea (not to mention the rest of America) is in real trouble if Felons cant have second chances and cant have jobs. Folks, we all know someone or have a family member who has made mistakes in their past. Some learn, some dont, but if we continue to exclude felons from the workforce what choices do they have left
A: Live off the system?
B: Commit crimes to so they can feed themselves?
All humans have a instinct of self-preservation. If we cant buy food and necessities to survive we will revert to our instincts. An animal doesnt know not to take food away from another animal and we are no different when it comes down to it.
There are a lot of felons that would love to get a good job or even a bad job. There are felons that have changed their ways. I think its time that business owners and managers here in Berea take the initiative to take a chance and hire a felon. I know some felons that would happily scrub your toilets with a toothbrush for mininum wage. Give them a chance to prove themselves and chance to earn a good employment reference from you and to maybe put some food on the table even if its just Mac&Cheese. I dont know, its just an idea, but something needs to be done.
This should be posted in the Berea Citizen! Thank you for your outlook on this.
Isnt it strange

Lexington, KY

#14 Jun 15, 2010
As a felon myself, I wonder if there is some sort of way for local felons who have changed their lives for the better along with help and support from the community, the city, and whatever other resources we could find could start some sort of program to help put felons back to work and to be productive members of society? Nobody should be excluded from being able to provide for themselves, their families, their kids. Weve all heard the saying "You do the crime, you do the time" but theres more to it than that. Many felons spend the rest of their lives trying to figure out how to get back on their feet. I know a lot of folks will say "well you should have thought about that before you did what you did". That may be true, but that doesnt make anything better. America has more inmates and more folks on probation or parole (both total and per capita) than any other country in the world and if I had to guess those numbers are probably higher around here than the majority of the country.

If we could start some sort of program, I think it would be great to have support from local church leaders, but it should include anyone regardless of their religious beliefs. It should not disclude any felons regardless of their past, but their shall be a zero-tolerance policy with drugs and new crimes. Its one thing to claim you've turned your life around and another to do it. We could directly work with local business leaders to try to convince them to give felons a chance, but this would need to be a very organized and thought out effort. Anyone have any ideas?
realist

Berea, KY

#15 Jun 15, 2010
Regret wrote:
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This should be posted in the Berea Citizen! Thank you for your outlook on this.
I agree with you!
Isnt it strange

Lexington, KY

#16 Jun 16, 2010
realist wrote:
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I agree with you!
Well, im not stopping anyone from sending it in.
Julie

Nicholasville, KY

#17 Jun 16, 2010
There is a weekend only position open as a security guard in Berea. You have to contact Murray Guard in Lexington, and will need to go there for an interview and 'training'.

Hours are Sat and Sun, 7am-3pm....possibility of getting more hours, and maybe even moving to a full time position at a later time.

Pay is not alot, but the people that work there are nice, and the job is pretty easy.

As long as you know your way around a computer, have short hair (men only), and no facial piercings, you should be fine. Not sure if they drug test or not....can't remember.

I work there, and some people are getting tired of the overtime on the weekends (me included!!!!).

:P
curious

Lexington, KY

#18 Jun 16, 2010
KI USA They will hire anybody.In Berea
Someone who knows

United States

#19 Jun 19, 2010
I didn't think KI USA would hire anyone with a record? But I could have been told wrong.
Moody

Birmingham, AL

#20 Nov 28, 2011
Looking for work! Any job is a job I'm a convicted felon but am a hard worker and very talented in welding , construction
Moody

Birmingham, AL

#21 Nov 28, 2011
I need a job

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