View Full Version : Jobs a felon cannot hold


Melindaknapp
11-05-2006, 07:07 PM
I am sure this is around here somewhere but I can not seem to find it. Could someone tell me what positions\jobs a felon can not hold? I know I've been told even though I have felonies it essentially would be up to the employer. Thanks

diddyssunshine
11-05-2006, 10:24 PM
i believe a temp service ist the best route to take and also the po should have a list of current jobs?

DJB's Wife
11-06-2006, 05:21 PM
I believe there are restrictions for school and home care related jobs.

Some of the licensed professions (nurses and attorneys for example) do not exclude felons, but will consider the applications on a case by case basis. The bad thing is there's no way of knowing before you complete all the educational requirements if your license will be approved.

mrsdragoness
11-06-2006, 05:26 PM
The state of MI will not hire a convicted felon.

DJB's Wife
11-06-2006, 05:32 PM
The state of MI will not hire a convicted felon.

Does this mean they don't feel their wonderful system rehabilitates them enough?

LostInYourEyes
11-06-2006, 05:52 PM
I am an employment placement specialist for a non-profit, for the last few months i have had mostly convicted felons, and/or newly released inmates referred to me (lol i wonder why?) with the job market the way it is it has proved extremely hard for any one with a felony of any sort to find employment. My fiance, who shortly after he was released, was lucky enough to find a decent job (too bad he went back in and lost it) was hired by a factory in Oak Park MI.... they found his application on the Michigan Talent Bank..... they never questioned if he had any felonies at all

DJB's Wife
11-06-2006, 05:54 PM
I am an employment placement specialist for a non-profit, for the last few months i have had mostly convicted felons, and/or newly released inmates referred to me

Just curious, does the non-profit organization have a no felon policy?

LostInYourEyes
11-06-2006, 06:00 PM
no... we work primarily with individuals who have some type of disability but Michigan Rehabilitation and Community Mental Health are starting to send the x-inmates to job placement agencies (the one i work for just happens to be non-profit)........ i volunteered to work with them through our agency..... i am hoping to convince them to set up a new program primarily for x-felons

anothersurvivor
11-28-2006, 06:29 PM
no... we work primarily with individuals who have some type of disability but Michigan Rehabilitation and Community Mental Health are starting to send the x-inmates to job placement agencies (the one i work for just happens to be non-profit)........ i volunteered to work with them through our agency..... i am hoping to convince them to set up a new program primarily for x-felons

Cyndy,

Does your agency have any connection, or plan any connection with the Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative? If so, please PM me.

Regards, Anothersurvivor

ati2d
11-28-2006, 06:33 PM
Ex-felons can't have a job that requires them to carry a gun, either.

Melindaknapp
12-04-2006, 08:48 PM
I know the basic jobs like the weapons one thats a bit obvious when its made clear once your convicted you will do a flat two if caught with one, or that you cant work in a bar, a sex offender cant work around children even if his or her crime was not againest a child. I was jsut wondering if there were others or if its up to the company.

Loving Miles
12-10-2006, 07:20 AM
I am an employment placement specialist for a non-profit, for the last few months i have had mostly convicted felons, and/or newly released inmates referred to me (lol i wonder why?) with the job market the way it is it has proved extremely hard for any one with a felony of any sort to find employment. My fiance, who shortly after he was released, was lucky enough to find a decent job (too bad he went back in and lost it) was hired by a factory in Oak Park MI.... they found his application on the Michigan Talent Bank..... they never questioned if he had any felonies at all

Sorry I know I'm late on this comment, but was wondering what factory in Oak Park? Thats where I live, well next door in Ferndale. My hubby prior to going in had 1 more year of college for graphic design and during that time he was a barber for extra money. He doesn't want to come out and cut hair agin if he doesn't have too. He'll be home in March (hopefully) and I was doing research to on jobs for him... ANyone have any advice for me? ALso wanted to know does the parole board assist in jobs anymore?

mrsboggess313
12-19-2006, 09:57 AM
The state of MI will not hire a convicted felon.

at all?

deafdgu16
04-09-2008, 02:41 PM
There has to be a case by case exception to the State of Michigan hiring a felon. I read somewhere else that the government will not ask for your criminal history for certain positions. Let me know what you find out.

sandymom
04-15-2008, 10:30 PM
The other posts above yours are two years old. I know that things have changed since then but I dont know about the state jobs things specificly.

wills12
10-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Felonies are a huge road block. In Michigan it seems to be very hard, as the State has many law that really limit what someone with a record can do.

OTIS doesnt help.... anyone can access it and that is becoming the first place employers put your name when looking at ya for employment. It can be a no win situation. However if you are strong wiled and persistant and learn how to conduct yourself during an interview then your chances go up...

Also instead of seeing what you dont qualify for, take a differeant way of doing it and look for what jobs a Felon can have.... PMA goes along way.

Here is a reference for all the temp agencies in the State of Michigan, its a good place to sit down and start making calls...


www.michigan.gov/documents/MICHIGAN_TEMPORARY_AGENCIES_63496_7.htm (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MICHIGAN_TEMPORARY_AGENCIES_63496_7.htm)

wills12
10-09-2008, 03:11 PM
In regards to the Goverment with the Homeland Security issue and the New Patriot act everyone who is interviwed and hired by the Goverment get a full background check.

The small Villiage I live in will not hire a Felon either.
Doing your time is only the first part of the punishment, Michigan makes sure you live it for the rest of your life. That is why me and my GF when we get married are moving to Oregon.

detroithonie
10-10-2008, 10:20 PM
I work for Homeland Security and I was interested in changing into another branch. I had to start the process all over again, like first hire. This time I had to add my husband and put he is in prison. I wonder what the outcome will be because they investigate u more than u think.