Below at the bottom of the page you will find companies that hire felons in Alabama. Please note that every company listed will hire felons but exact policies vary per position and/or location. In addition to the list we wanted to highlight some great jobs for felons in Alabama.
Jobs For Felons in Alabama
There are many ship builders in Alabama that are willing to hire felons depending on the time since conviction and the type of felony. These are good paying jobs that pay far more than other jobs that are open to felons/ex-felons. Most positions start at 15.00 dollars an hour or more.
Shipbuilding jobs are mostly located in Mobile, AL or somewhere on the gulf coast. Austal is the largest employer in the industry and hire a variety of skilled and unskilled laborers. Welding, pipe fitting, riggers, painters, electricians and laborers are always in high demand.
There are many trucking companies that hire felons located within the state of Alabama. If you have a CDL or have the ability to attain a CDL then this may be a good choice for you. Most truck drivers in Alabama make around $800-$1,000 dollars a week and have good benefits. You can find more information here about becoming a truck driver.
Loram is a large employer that hires people to maintain railroads all over the state of Alabama. The company does hire felons and pay is stated to start at or around 15 to 16 dollars an hour. Travel and extended time away from home is a part of working for Loram but it can be a very rewarding career with opportunity to advance through the ranks.
Hazardous waste disposal
Stericycle has many locations and jobs for felons in Alabama. They specialize in mostly medical waste disposal. Stericycle is a very large successful company that provides good benefits for it’s employees with industry average pay. This company is a great option if your felony is over three years old.
List Of Companies That Hire Felons In Alabama
Click on the company name to view their career website for more information or to apply directly. Please remember that the type of conviction and length of time since conviction will impact who will hire you. Also keep in mind that not all positions at each company are open to felons/ex-felons.
Goodwill – Locations statewide. Very felon Friendly employer!
Walmart – Will hire older felonies depending on locations. Exact policy is unknown.
Sears – No violent or theft convictions.
Labor & Manufacturing Jobs
Stericycle – Felonies must be at least three years old. Stericycle specializes in hazardous waste disposal and removal.
Loram – Felonies must be seven (7) years old. Loram maintains railroads all over the USA.
Austal – A huge ship building company based in Mobile, AL but also has jobs for felons all over Alabama. No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from disposition date. No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven years. Austal is always hiring and pays well.
Comcar Industries Inc – Bridgeport, AL. No felonies in the last 10 years.
Russell Brands – Alexander City, Al. One of Alabama’s largest employers
Learn about how to become a truck driver with a felony.
Southern Refrigerated Transport – A trucking company based in Decatur, All FELONIES Reviewed by Management on a case by case basis. Must have CDL.
Intel Logistic – Based in Mobile, AL. No more than 2 DUI’s lifetime No drug felonies or misdemeanors No more than 6 jobs in 3 yrs. Must have CDL.
Salmon Companies – A trucking company based in Birmingham, AL. No felony convictions, DUI or DWI convictions in last 5 years. Must have CDL.
eTruckBiz – Route driver and package delivery. Privately owned company that has contracts with FedEx Ground to deliver and pick up packages out of the Birmingham, AL. FedEx Ground Terminal. No misdemeanors or felonies in the past 10 years.
Staffing & Temp Agencies
We also have a list of nationwide temp agencies that may hire felons.
Elite Staffing – Various locations all over Alabama. Some jobs may be open to felons.
Aerotek – Various locations all over Alabama. Some jobs may be open to felons.
Temp Force – Located in Anniston, Pell City, Sylacauga and Lineville/Wadley.
Net-Temp – List of many endorsed staffing agencies.
Tilson Technology Management – Foley, AL . Must be able to pass a thorough drug and background test – no felonies within 10 years, no DUI’s within 4 years.
Salvation Army – Locations statewide. Felon Friendly employer.
Avon – Not for everyone but worth a mention
Cintas – Production and delivery of uniforms. Felonies over seven (7) years old.
SpectraCare Health Systems, Inc – Prevention Presenter and other positions – Must be free from any drug/alcohol related misdemeanors and/or felonies for the previous three years. If recovering, at least 3 years of sobriety must be verifiable.
Background Check Limits in Alabama
It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Unfortunately Alabama does not limit how far an employer can do a background check. It may be worth your time to look into moving to a state that limits there check to seven (7) years if it has been seven (7) years since you completed your sentence. Here are the laws.
Twelve states do not allow any felony conviction information older than seven years to be reported.
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* 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.