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Below you will find companies and jobs that hire felons in Ohio. 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.

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Jobs for Felon In Ohio

We have many other pages of felon friendly job resources in addition to this page. Here are just a few:

State of Ohio Jobs

The State of Ohio has restrictions on state-sponsored positions for those that have felonies, but it is not impossible to land the job! Many Ohio state jobs (and many private sector jobs) will consider your candidacy based on the nature of the felony and the job setting. For instance, if a convicted felon had previously committed a crime involving theft or fraud, then they would be excluded from jobs that include management over state property.

International Paper

International Paper is a company based in Tennessee, but offer many jobs all over the country, including Ohio. This Fortune 500 company has a variety jobs, many of which do not restrict those with a felony.

List of Jobs that Hire Felons in Ohio

General Labor Jobs


Broadband Express, LLC –  Cable Installers – Multiple position throughout Ohio – While no experience is necessary, paid training is provided. Upon completion of training program, Technicians will work independently within the community providing exceptional customer service. Earning potential between $600 to $1,000 a week based on on productivity efficiency.

When you apply for this job, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your criminal background. 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.

Triple D Communications, LLC – Various Positions throughout Ohio –  – Some labor jobs may be open to felons depending on the nature of the crime and time since completion of sentence.

Prime Communications – Columbus, OH and other locations – Cable Technician – Individuals must not have any alcohol or drug-related convictions or suspensions within the past three years. Individual must be able to pass a drug and physical screening as well as background requirements.

Staffing Agency Jobs


Arc Staffing Solutions – Springfield and Huber Heights, OH – Various jobs, most positions require felony to be at least five years old. Some positions only require the felony to be non-violent though.

Triad Staffing – Statewide – No theft of felonies in the past seven years.

Surge Staffing – Statewide – Felon friendly with various positions.

TemPersonnel LLC – Statewide – Various jobs statewide, felonies considered on a case-by-case basis.

Flex-Team, Inc. – Statewide – Felon friendly agency, various job positions.

Ryan Alternative Staffing, Inc. – Statewide – Will consider certain felonies.

Day Star Staffing  – Statewide – No felonies that are sexual or violent in nature.

Custom Staffing – Statewide – Felon friendly positions available.

Office Jobs


JPMorgan Chase – Statewide – Felonies must be over 7 years old.

Account Control Technology, Inc – Mason, OH – Call center for debt collection. Some positions will consider felons if offence is older than 5 years.

Transportation Jobs


FedEx – Multiple locations in Ohio, positions may vary in being felon-friendly. Felonies older than 7 years will often be permitted. More information about FedEx hiring felons here.

Miller Truck Lines, LLC – Columbus, OH – Class A CDL Driver. No positive drug or alcohol test within the last 10 years. Felony convictions, within the past 10 years will be subject to review.

Parts Authority LLC – Cleveland, OH and other cities nationwide – Responsible for delivering auto parts and providing excellent customer service.

Ineligible to drive for Parts Authority if a DUI or other drug-related driving violation and/ or any driving-related convictions in the last seven years (e.g. hit-and-run, felonies involving a vehicle) are found on your driving record.

Hospitality & Restaurant Jobs


IHOP – Most IHOP restaurants are felon friendly.

Other Types of Jobs


Mercer Residential Services, Inc– Augliaize, Darke, Mercer and Van Wert, OH – This company supports adults with disabilities. Felonies that do not conflict with the nature of the work will be considered.

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Background Check Limits in Ohio

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

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.

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Legit Online Jobs

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Freelance Jobs

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