Below you will find companies and jobs for felons in Texas. 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.
Jobs for Felon In Texas
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.
Background Check Limits in Texas
It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Fortunately Texas does limit how far back an employer can run a background check on you. Here are the laws in every state.
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.
Hoodz International currently has positions in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX – but could have other openings in your area. This is night-shift based work involving cleaning restaurant equipment. Requires motivated individuals, as you will not have a boss watching over you to get the job done! Felonies of 7 years or older considered.
Although not explicit in their job listing, Pizza Hut has been known to hire ex-felons. Honest hard work is often rewarded, with promotion to managerial jobs possible over time. Delivery driver jobs can also prove to be profitable, depending on your location and effort! You can apply to Pizza Hut here.
General Labor Jobs
ATCI Contracting – Forth Worth, TX – Looking for laborers, electricians, and foremen. Knowing Spanish, and having a driver’s license or CDL is beneficial.
The Levy Company – San Antonio and Austin, TX – Certain positions will be considered if felonies involving automobiles are older than 5 years.
ACH Child and Family Services (Facilities Technician) – Various Locations, TX – No felony convictions against children.
Green Home Solutions (Construction Laborer) – Houston, TX – No felonies involving violence or theft.
ACT Pipe & Supply – Houston, TX – Looking for full time fabrication technicians. Experience not necessary, only felonies older than 10 years considered.
Hospitality, Retail & Restaurant Jobs
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. – Statewide – Usually lenient if you are honest. This company is devoted to providing opportunity to those with a criminal background looking for a second chance.
Other Types of Jobs
Southwest Airlines – Dallas, TX – Hiring for various positions, felonies older than 10 years accepted.
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group – Various, TX – Reportedly hires felons for certain positions on a case-by-case basis.
Envirotrol Pest Management Systems – Grand Prairie, TX – Pest control tech, on the job training if no experience. Felonies must be 7 years or older.