Below you will find companies and jobs for felons in New Jersey. Please note that every company listed is a felon friendly employer but exact policies vary per position and/or location. We are always working on expand our list of companies that hire felons. If you have any leads for us please notify our organization, Help for Felons.
List of Jobs for Felons in New Jersey
Remember that we have many other pages of felon friendly job resources in addition to this page. Here are just a few:
- Main Jobs For Felons Page – This has tons of job resources and help!
- Online/Work From Home – These are legit companies that do not do background checks!
- Felony Expungement Help & Information – Learn how to have your felony conviction wiped from your record.
- Loans and Grants – Get money to go to school or start a business.
Staffing Agency Jobs
Last Mile Delivered – Elizabeth, NJ – Must be at least 21 years old and Pass a 7 Year background check. Courier Company Based in NJ is seeking drivers for routes starting in Elizabeth, NJ. No accidents in last 3 years.
Other Types of Jobs
Accufleet International – Various Locations in New Jersey – Cleaning can involve climbing upstairs for each flight, removing trash, sweeping floors, wiping seats/walls, straightening blankets/pillows, cleaning the lavatory and other duties as assigned.
Background Check Limits in New Jersey
It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Unfortunately New Jersey 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.