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Finding a job as a felon can be hard, frustrating and downright miserable at times. Our organization, Help For Felons is here to support felons by providing information about jobs and other felon related issues. In the below article we will answer the question; does Walgreens hire felons?

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Does Walgreens Hire Felons

Short Answer: Yes, Walgreens will hire felons. It is important to keep in mind that they will not hire all felons. As with most companies it is difficult to give a defined black and white answers as to whether walgreens hires felons or not. The good news is that walgreens will not outright deny your application just because you have a felony.

Walgreens will take each application on a case by case basis. Some of the things that will be considered are as follows.

  • Length of time that has passed since you completed your sentence
  • What type of felony you were convicted of
  • Was the felony violent or nonviolent?
  • The hiring manager’s personal views and opinions
  • How you present yourself and explain your past

It is very important that you are honest and upfront about your past felony conviction. Walgreens will, 100% guaranteed run a background check on you.

Here is what Walgreens manager said about hiring felons:

“When you apply online, go to the store to fill out the in store only skills test, ask to speak to the store manager. The store manager is usually there Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm. Ask if they are indeed hiring & tell them you applied & let them know you are interested in the job and ask them when you can call to schedule an interview. Leave them your name so they can look up your application. If they’re hiring and do indeed interview you expect to be asked about it [felony]. However, a felony will NOT disbar you from being considered for the job. If you fail the skills test then they can’t hire you.”

Source: Yahoo Answers

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.

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Apply to Walgreens

As you can see you have a chance at getting a job at walgreens as a felon but you will need to be prepared to explain your past. Be upfront and explain that you are not that person anymore, why you will be an asset to walgreens and what other skills you have above and beyond what your job duties require. You can find and apply for jobs with Walgreens here.