On this page you will find companies that hire felons in Georgia. 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 Georgia.
Jobs for Felons in Georgia
Southern Refrigerated Transport
Ever consider a career as a truck driver? With a yearly salary ranging from 40 to 60 thousand dollars a year it may be a good option for some. There are trucking companies out there that hire felons in georgia, some even offer free training to get your CDL. Southern Refrigerated is only one example of many. It is best to contact trucking companies and do research in order to ensure that you get a position before you invest the time in a trucking school or program.
Find more information about becoming a truck driver with a felony here.
Staffing agencies are often a good place to find jobs or companies that hire felons. Elwood Staffing sometimes has jobs for felons in Georgia (statewide) and can range from labor to office jobs. Most positions require a background check but the farthest back they check is seven years. If your conviction is over seven years old I would definitely check them out and see what jobs they have available. Here a few links to other staffing agencies in Georgia that may be able to help you:
Georgia Department of Labor
The Georgia Department of Labor is a great source for felons seeking jobs in Georgia. They have a very wide range of jobs and career paths along with other great resources. If you need help with resume writing, filling out applications or internet use they can help you or provide you with the necessary materials.
Most cities and towns have a local Dept. of Labor office that you can visit to utilize their resources. You can also find a list of job fairs and other job related events here.
List Of Companies That Hire Felons In Georgia
IMS Innovative Millwork Technologies – Suwanee, GA – Some felonies considered except when involving theft or violence.
Wagner Services – Covington & Mansfield, GA – Felony convictions over ten years old considered.
Interlink Communications – Various areas in Georgia – Cable Installation positions, felonies must be over 10 years old.
Capable Express LLC – Gainesville, GA – Felony convictions must be over 10 years old.
Truckers America – Atlanta, GA – Felonies must be over 7 years old.
Tribe Transportation – Norcross, GA – Felonies must be over 7 years old and have current class A CDL.
Interstate Dist. Co. – Atlanta, GA (can live anywhere) – Felony convictions must be over 7 years old.
Goodwill – Locations all over Georgia. Very felon friendly employer!
JPMorgan Chase – Statewide – Felony must be over 7 years old to be considered.
Randstad – Statewide – Various Positions.
iforce/Surge Staffing – Conyers, GA & other areas – Various positions including manufacturing and office jobs.
Aerotek – Specialize in a variety of skilled and unskilled jobs.
Background Check Limits in Georgia
It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Unfortunately Georgia 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, Georgia, 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.