Below you will find companies and jobs for felons in Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin
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 Services, Inc – Eau Claire, WI and other locations – Assistant Operator Needed for railroad maintenance. No felony convictions within the last 7 years. No active warrants or open court case. No fraud alerts and/or your release from incarceration within the last 5 years and/or a history of misdemeanors or crimes of concern.
Staffing Agency Jobs
QTI Group – Madison, WI and other locations – Staffing agency. Candidates must submit to drug test and 7 year background check on an accepted offer. Various jobs and career fields.
The Quikrete Companies – Portage, WI – Drivers haul construction materials to stores, distribution centers, and job sites. All drivers will be required to deliver loads on flatbeds. Some will use pneumatic dry bulk tankers, end dumps, Moffetts, blowers, and hoses depending on the type of product that is being hauled. Training on these various types of equipment will be provided as required. Felonies must be over 10 years old.
Other Types of Jobs
HO-CHUNK NATION – Various positions available – No convictions of any felony or a misdemeanor involving dishonesty. Must comply with the Ho-Chunk Nation’s drug testing policy.
Background Check Limits in Wisconsin
It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Unfortunately Wisconsin 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.