Job Search Information for Ex-Offenders

Many people with criminal records have very good careers. It may be difficult to search for a job if you have a felony conviction, but it isn’t impossible.

Part of a successful life after incarceration is getting and keeping a good job. Besides getting paid, having a steady job can also give you:

  • An employment history that can help you find even better jobs down the road.
  • A feeling of pride.
  • The time to learn about different ways of thinking and doing things

There are many programs that help people reenter the workforce after a criminal conviction. One great program is the Federal Bonding Program (FBP), a program that guarantees the job honesty of “at-risk” job seekers to encourage employers to hire former offenders. To get in contact with your State Bonding Coordinator and find a One Stop near you, call1.877.US2.JOBS (1.877.872.5627). Check out the websites below to find programs and articles that can help you with your job search.

Resources for Ex-Offenders

Philadelphia Reentry Employment Program
Impact Services
Federal Bonding Program
Hire Network
Criminal Record Assistance
Employment Background Checks FAQ
Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards
PA Criminal Record Screening


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