Below you will find companies and jobs for felons in New York. 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 York
Please 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.
General Labor Jobs
Herzog Railraod Services, Inc – Various locations in New York – Railroad laborers needed. Paid training, competitive salary, per diem, and company vehicle. Must be mechanically inclined, like working with technology, and enjoy travel. Felonies must be over 7 years old.
Broadband Express, LLC – Various locations in New York State – Cable Installation Technician Needed. Answering “Yes” to the criminal background questions will not automatically bar you from employment. A criminal background check will be conducted following any conditional offer of employment. Only those crimes which are substantially related to the position you are seeking will be considered.
LORAM Maintenance of Way – Various Locations in New York – General labor and maintenance positions. Pass e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check (no felony convictions or probation or jail-time associated with a felony in the past 7 years, no outstanding warrants, and cannot have a serious criminal history)
Thruway Direct – New York City – Various types of transportation jobs. No felony convictions within the last seven years.
First Fleet – Multiple Locations – Must have class A CDL. No felony convictions within past 7 years and no DUI/DWI, drug or alcohol related convictions within past 5.
The Quikrete Companies – Various locations -No felony convictions within the last 10 years. Must have a Class A CDL.
Other Types of Jobs
JP Morgan Chase – Various Locations in New York – No felonies within the past seven years.
RJE Telecom – Various locations within New York – Felonies must be over 7 years old.
Whiteman Chevrolet – Glens Falls, NY – No DUI/DWI or felony convictions within the past 5 years. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a MVR background check
Online Jobs – These are real ways to make money online.
Background Check Limits in New York
It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Fortunately New York limits how far back an employer can do a background check. Here are the laws in New York and 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.