Below you will find a list of jobs felons in Arkansas. Please note that every company listed does hire felons but exact policies vary per position and/or location. In addition to the list we will highlight some great jobs for felons in Arkansas.
Jobs For Felons In Arkansas
WorkSource is a temporary to permanent job placement agency that operates all over the state of Arkansas. They do not specialize in placing felons but often have companies that hire felons contracted with them. Worksource has many job postings thought the year for a variety of jobs for felons in manufacturing, retail, construction, general labor and other skilled and unskilled jobs.
Arkansas Job Link
Arkansas job link specializes in finding jobs for all residents of Arkansas whether a felon or not. They normally have a few jobs open to felons and new jobs are added on a weekly basis. You may visit any of their offices to utilize free services such as:
- Computers and printing
- Resume writing classes
- Internet access
- Interview training
Goodwill has been an employer of felons in Arkansas for many years. They are known as a felon friendly employer and offer many different types of positions. Some of the positions may include:
- Truck drivers
- Floor personnel
- Sorters/Warehouse workers
Goodwill receives thousands of donations a year to support their business and employees. They also offer free training and help for those in need.
List of Companies that Hire Felons in Arkansas
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 may be open to felons.
Goodwill – Locations statewide. Very felon Friendly employer!
Labor & Manufacturing Jobs
LORAM – No felony convictions in the past 7 years, no outstanding charges.
Tyson – General labor and truck drivers. No felonies unless over 8 years.
Triple D Communications, LLC – Ozark, AR – “” YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS AFTER THE FIRST INTERVIEW. When answering such questions, please do not disclose any misdemeanor and felony convictions that occurred more than seven years prior to the inquiry or : (a) arrests other than those which charges are still pending, (b) completion of any diversion program, (c) sealed or juvenile offenses, or (d) infractions that are not felonies or misdemeanors.) “
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Greater Little Rock Transportation Services – Exclusions do apply (some felonies aren’t accepted). Must have a clean background (no felonies within 5 years). No more than 2 misdemeanors in 2 years.
Right Turn Recruiting – Misdemeanors & felonies must be outside of 5 years. A small carrier that runs dedicated freight through all 48 states.
Elliott Truck Line – Washington, AR – No DUI or Felony last 10 years.
Solar Transport – Springdale, AR – No DUI within the past 3 years and NO Felony within the past 7 years.
Staffing & Temp Agencies
Aerotek – Various locations all over Arkansas. Some jobs may be open to felons.
Net-Temp – List of many endorsed staffing agencies.
WorkSource – Must not have any felony convictions in the last 7 years.
Hughes Agency – Little Rock Area Only
TEC Staffing – Statewide
Employment Solutions – Central Arkansas
Hancock Staffing – Little Rock Area
Marriott – Policies vary by location
SERVICE Group 360 inc. – No felonies within the last 10 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.
Background Check Limits in Arkansas
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.
- 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.