Below you will find companies and jobs that hire felons in Connecticut. Please note that every company listed is a felon friendly employer but exact policies vary per position and/or location. We are always working to expand our list of companies that hire felons. If you have any leads for us please notify our organization, Help for Felons.
Jobs for Felons in Connecticut
Connecticut Career Centers
Connecticut Career Centers are available to help all people, including felons that live within the state. Their job board is always being updated on a regular basis with new jobs. You may also want to visit one of their locations to utilize some of their free services. Some of the tools that they have available at their locations are:
- Computers for job searching
- Internet access
- Resume help
- Employment guidance
Future Technologies most often looking for cable installers statewide. You will be responsible for installing cable within people’s homes and will work at heights, in attics and crawl spaces. You must be able to pass extensive background and drug screening that goes 7 years back with no misdemeanors or felonies.
List of Jobs that Hire Felons in Ohio
Lowe’s – Applicants may be rejected if an interview if a background check reveals that the applicant has been convicted of a felony involving property.
JPMorgan Chase – Note that any felony conviction within the last seven years will disqualify you from consideration.
Southwest Airlines – Gate Agents
Evermark – Milford, CT – Applicants must have no felonies involving theft or violence and be able to pass drug screen.
Strategic Business Systems, Inc – Stamford, CT – Felony & Misdemeanor are run for all addresses in the last 7 years.
Prince Telecom – Newington, CT – Cable installation: 10 year background check.
Benjamin Hoisington – Bloomfield, CT – Licensed Auto Insurance Producer – Adhering to strict FCC rules, please don’t apply if you have any felony related to theft, violence, drugs within the past seven years or ANY past convictions concerning violation of the FCC rules.
We apologize for not having more information on jobs for you in Connecticut. It seems that CT is not a very felon friendly state to live in. We will however be adding to our list as we find more jobs. It may be helpful for you to check out our list of nationwide companies that hire felons.
Background Check Limits in Connecticut
It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Unfortunately Connecticut does not limit how far back an employer can do a background check. Here are the laws in other states.
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.