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You will find a number of companies and jobs for felons in Michigan listed below. Each company listed has differing policies regarding who they will hire, how long ago your felony conviction was and the type of felonies they allow.


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Jobs For Felons In Michigan

 Zeeland Lumber and Supply

Zeeland Lumber and Supply in Waterford, MI hires Material Handlers and Wall Panel Builders regularly.

Panel Builders will “assemble floor trusses, roof trusses, and wall panels.  In this position you will be an essential part of constructing the homes in our market, all done in our temperature controlled production plants.  This is an excellent opportunity for people with general carpentry experience, general handyman skills, and those with experience using powered tools.”

Material Handlers will “working in this segment of our business perform one of the most critical parts in this business; unloading trucks and rail cars, stocking inventory, building material packages for our customers, loading delivery trucks, unloading returns, and stocking returns.”

You can apply here.

Driver Source

Driver source is a staffing agency that specializes in placing CDL truck drivers. Many trucking companies will hire felons and put them behind the wheel. As you may or may not know trucking companies will often hire convicted felons/ex-felons with convictions as recent as 3 years. Wages within the industry average over 40,000 dollars a year.

More information about becoming truck driver with a felony background can be found here.


Manpower is a nationwide staffing agency that has thousands of job openings at anytime. The great thing for you is that they sometimes do have employers that hire felons. The other advantage of talking with staffing companies like Manpower is that they have many different jobs that they can search through for you. Rather than having one job to apply for they may have a dozen or more.

Here you can veiw a list of staffing agencies that hire felons nationwide.

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List Of Companies That Hire Felons In Michigan

Retail Jobs

Walmart – You can find more information about walmart and if they hire felons here.

Labor & Manufacturing Jobs

OnPoint – Grand Rapids, MI – “We are hiring for light industrial, machine operators, warehouse workers, assemblers, and hilo drivers. We have openings on all shifts and several of our companies are felon friendly.”

Stericycle – Detroit, MI – No Felonies within the last 3 years.

Infinity group – Fenton, MI – General Labor – No violent or theft related felonies.

Transportation Jobs

DriverSource, Inc.  – Detroit, MI – No felony convictions within the past ten (10) years.

Dayton Freight – Warren, MI – No felonies in the past 7 years. No DUI, Citation/Conviction for Reckless Operations in the past 3 years. At least 23 years of age.

Romeo, MI – Must not have had a DWI, DUI, OUIL or drug conviction or a positive drug or alcohol test in the past 5 years – Must have no more than one preventable accidents.

Logistic One Ltd  – Detroit, MI – No felonies or DUI’s in the last 10 years.

Safer Transportation Inc. – Detroit, MI – No felonies in the past ten years. No drug felonies in your lifetime. Detroit, Michigan Truck Driving Jobs.

Staffing & Temp Agencies

CORPTEMPS – Lansing, MI – Occasionally post jobs for people with 5 year old felonies.

Cardinal Staffing Services  – Owosso, MI – Occasionally post felon friendly labor jobs.

ITH Staffing  – Midland, MI

Apex Staffing, LLC.

Elwood Staffing – Grand Rapids, MI

Staffworks Group – New Boston, MI

Manpower – Kalamazoo, MI

Talent Source – Niles, MI

Other Jobs

JPMorgan Chase – Note that any felony conviction within the last seven years will disqualify you from consideration.

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.

Background Check Limits in Michigan

It is important to understand that some states have laws regarding how far back a criminal background check can go. Unfortunately Michigan does NOT limit how far back an employer can look into your criminal record. Here are the laws for 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.

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Freelance Jobs

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