As you probably already know, getting a job with a crime on your record can be very difficult. Criminal jobs are hard to come by, and most companies don’t hire felons. Those that do tend not to pay very well. I have compiled a list of the top 10 jobs for felons. Helpful Tip: If your crime is more than 7 years old, most states don’t allow background checks that far back. If your state has this law, you can answer “no” to an application.
Top 10 list
Job #10 – UPS Delivery Driver
UPS is known for hiring felons. They have a moderate salary and a permanent job.
#9 Job – Join the Army
The army accepts people with a criminal background depending on the crime. Contact a recruiter to see if you qualify to participate.
#8 Job – Truck Driver
Many trucking companies are willing to hire criminals. Most likely, you will need to obtain a truck driver’s license.
#7 Job – Start your own business
You can start your own business. One idea is to become a locksmith and start your own company. Also, consider getting a barber license.
#6 Job – Telephone customer service
Many companies are willing to hire felons to do customer service over the phone because you won’t be dealing with the people in person.
#5 Job – Temp Agency
Temp agencies can occasionally find you good work. Often it will be day work so be in good physical condition.
#4 Job – Family business
See if you can work in a family or friend’s business. They will happily hire you if you are willing to work hard. They’ll probably be happy to help you get back on your feet.
#3 Job – Independent Contractor
Many people will continue to use your services as long as you get the job done. If you work hard, it doesn’t matter that you have a crime on your record.
#2 Job – Privately owned small business
Some chain companies have rules against accepting felons. Small business owners are more accepting of you. You take on more “risk” when hiring, and you get to be more personal with the business owner.
—> #1 Recommended Job – Online GPT Services
This is the best job for a felon because it doesn’t require any checks be it background checks, drug tests etc. Everyone is accepted and you work on your own time and you can work as much or as little as you like. Online “GPT” or “Get-Paid-To” services offer a great way to make a few hundred dollars a month without spending a lot of time at work. There are many GPT services available, some better than others. My experience with GPT services was great and I recommend this as the top job in my list of top 10 felon jobs.