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Below you will find listings of some employers in Florida that hire felons. Often times the type of conviction and length of time since conviction will play a part as to if you will be considered for a position. Remember that over 85% of employers will not hire a felon but this does not mean that you can’t get a job. It simply takes more work and dedication on your part than your average person has to put in.

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Jobs For Felons In Florida

Plumbers needed – Transportation and lunch provided!

P.O. Box 10244 Tampa, FL 33679-0244

Fax resumes to: (813) 283-9035

Commercial or residential plumber(s) needed in Tampa, Florida and surrounding counties. Felony record–no matter how bad (even sex offenders, violent crimes, etc.)–are available as they will be part of a re-entry program and HEAVILY supervised (if they want the work). The jobs will be hard, dirty, mostly outside residential and commercial structures, but equipment, clothing,, TRANSPORTATION (if needed) will be provided. A BAG LUNCH WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

We offer 24/7 plumbing services so if an applicant has a curfew or restrictions on which counties he/she cannot work, please let us know. Send resume, work history, background information, state of conviction(s); DC#s and what skills you possess. WE NEED HELP IMMEDIATELY DUE TO SOME LARGE CONTRACTS THAT HAVE COME TO OUR COMPANY. FYI: WE HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY. IT MAY SEEM LIKE YOU ARE STILL IN PRISON, BUT WE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU AND TREAT YOU WITH RESPECT. WE ASK THE SAME FROM YOU.

Preventive Maintenance Support Services

1110 2nd Ave South

Lake Worth Florida 33460

Phone: 561-586-5666

Preventative Maintenance Services is looking to hire roofers and carpenters, full time.  A driver’s license is required. Applicants should live in the Palm Beach County Florida area! Please be able to use a circular saw, pneumatic nail gun, level and a T-square.

Publix Grocery Stores

Publix is well known and established grocery line that offers good full time positions to felons. They have in store positions available as well as at their distribution centers. Each person’s felony conviction is taken under consideration during the application process. Will they hire anyone? No. There is a real and very good chance they will if you are truly on the straight and narrow. We highly suggest you head out to your local Publix store and put in an application!

Village Inn

Restaurants are great places for felons to find jobs at. Most Village Inns regularly need servers, cooks and bussers. This can be a great way to work yourself into a management position also. In the meantime you will earn a wage while taking home cash tips which is great if you need money as soon as possible. The Village in does hire some felons depending on type of conviction, length of time since conviction and other contributing factors.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines does not prohibit all felons from working for them. You are probably best off trying to apply as a ramp agent. Do not apply if you have been convicted of the following:

“Willful destruction of property; importation or manufacture of a controlled substance; burglary; theft; dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation; possession or distribution of stolen property; aggravated assault; bribery; or illegal possession of a controlled substance punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of more than 1
year, or any other crime classified as a felony that the Administrator determines indicates a propensity for placing contraband aboard an aircraft in return for money”

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List of Jobs for Felons in Florida

Office Jobs

David Beaumont Inc – Boynton Beach, Florida – Customer Service – DO NOT 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.

Temp Agencies

Taylor Smith Consulting

Taylor has many positions all over the US and jobs for felons in Florida. Most positions require your conviction to be over 7 years old.

Link Staffing

Various positions that may be open to some felons depending on type of conviction and length of time since conviction.

Labor Jobs

Sofidel America – Machine operators & Labor

Sofidel has various locations around Florida and requires any felony to be over three years old for consideration.

Atlas Van Lines – Labor and Drivers

No felonies or incarcerations within the past seven years.

American Barricade – Labor Positions

Other Jobs

Sun Trust – Loan Officers & Other Positions

No further information.

Universal Studios 

It is very important to be 100% honest on your application or you will not be hired period.

Publix – Various Positions

This is a quote from a Publix HR representative “We have different protocols for different positions. We do hire some felons, depending on what their crime was, how long ago it occurred, and what position they seek. We can’t reveal anything more than that. Sorry.”

Community ReEntry Staffing, Inc 904-859-1778

This is an older organization and we are not sure if they are still operating but it is worth a shot. They specifically have jobs for felons in Florida.

Village Inn – Cooks and Servers

It is possible to work up into management as a felon.

American Barricade – Labor Positions

Mears Transportation Group – Orlando, FL – Taxi Driver – Have not been arrested and convicted of any Felonies within the previous 20 years.

Felony Expungement – In a number of states it is possible to have your felony conviction either expunged or sealed. Imagine having your record swiped clean! Learn more here.

Background Check Limits in Florida

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

  • 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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