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Many convicted felons or people with criminal backgrounds wonder if a company will hire them or not. The question of “should I apply or not” runs through many people’s thoughts each and every day. So does Starbucks hire felons? Let’s find out!

Does Starbucks Hire Felons? Answers Here!

In short the answer is yes but…. and there always seems to be a but, it depends. The official corporate answer is ”

We [Starbucks] have and will continue to hire felons. We review each felon/felony on a case by case basis. If you are interested in working for us [Starbucks] then fill out an application.

So what felony convictions are acceptable and which are not? Well the answer is not that easy.

There are a variety of factors that go into their decision as to if they will hire you or not. One is the length of time since you were convicted. The other is what exactly the conviction was for? So if you were busted for stealing a cup of coffee… Maybe Starbucks is not the place for you!

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Background Check Limits

It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Here are the laws.

Twelve states do not allow any felony conviction information older than seven years to be reported.

  • California
  • Colorado*
  • Kansas*
  • Maryland*
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire*
  • New York *
  • Texas *
  • Washington*

(* exceptions based on pay/salary)

Some states will not report court cases where you were found NOT guilty: Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Alaska, California, New York and Michigan.

These states will report unlimited numbers of years back of felony convictions and also report NOT guilty verdicts: Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Sorry that we do not have a more black and white answer for you. Please check out our website Help For Felons for up to date information on jobshousing for felons and other helpful information.