View Full Version : Employment after incareration~List of Employers that might hire Ex-Felons


TXLAXDAD
11-08-2008, 09:20 AM
At one time I was asking about places for offenders to get info about landing a job after release. There was a list started in a sticky at one time, but it appears to have been lost during the great data loss over the summer. Did it get lost? Did anyone save that info? If these men/women can find employement quickly upon release it dramaticlly decreases their chances of returning to our fine system. I am hoping to find something that I can tell them as they get closer to release, at least point to where they can go.

sonyarod
11-08-2008, 09:25 AM
I agree totally with you and will be waiting to see that list re surface. :thnx: for your wisdom and contribution to this site.

TXLAXDAD
11-08-2008, 10:34 AM
Your welcome. I have become very fascinated with the "afterlife" if you will. I want to see those that really want to change succeed. I am not worried about never having enough "customers", but I would rather not have so many repeats. I have come across many men that, at least to me, have shown a genuine change in attitude. Some stop blaming everyone else, and actually begin to take ownership for their problems and the ones they create. Prison is not for rehabilitation, it is their punishment. Rehabilitation has to start within. TDCJ does provide some support programs, and many of you offer that support as well. If an offender is not willing to completely "buy-in" to it, it will never work. I would just like a list of resources that I can tell those that have shown they want to change.

ReggiesLady
11-08-2008, 09:38 PM
I believe it was lost but I'd be more than happy to help start another one if people want to start listing companies they know of that hire people once released.

Welcome back TXLAX! Hope you had a wonderful trip!

TXLAXDAD
11-08-2008, 09:55 PM
I totally enjoyed getting away. But then again, I totally enjoy getting back. I did find a site that helps with this sort of thing the url is http://hardtohire.com/ I haven't fully gotten a chance to look it over, but the mission behind it seems right on track.

Boot C
11-08-2008, 10:57 PM
MASS, run by the fantastic Joyce Ann Brown, is a good resource. She was released after being wrongfully convicted. Now she helps people get back on their feet after prison, with jobs and other stuff. The link I had to her website isn't working. The phone number is 214-421-0303.

mrsmorelock827
11-09-2008, 12:35 AM
Thank you guys so much for your information. I have been looking for places for my husband to get a job once he gets out and so far it didn't look like much around here. So keep us updated please!!!

Thanks again for your help and for this thread.

Crone
11-09-2008, 07:37 AM
My husband was given a list some time ago of employers that hired ex-felons. I'm sure it is out dated but it is certainly worth looking at. It relates to employers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area but as you can see, some of these are franchises/chains and so this list may apply in other areas of the State of Texas and the country. I am copying and pasting it from an excel spreadsheet so I hope it cleans up okay.

Name Street Address City, State, Zip Telephone Contact


Abott Labs - Irving 972 518-6495 Donna Graham
Acme Truck Line 1232 N. US Hwy 67 Cedar Hill TX 75104 972 263-3902 Patric Connelly
Adolphus Hotel 1321 Commerce Street Dallas TX 75202 214 742-8200 Anita Tores
Advanced Transportation 3131 Stemmons Frwy. Suite 3 Dallas TX 75247 214 261-6334 Linda Green
Albertson's - Irving 7730 MacArthur Iring TX 75063 972 556-0026 Mark Adamcek
Albertson's - Irving 535 W. Airport Frwy Irving TX 75062 972 257-3884 James Owens
All Temps 2606 Martin Luther King Blvd Suite 222 Dallas TX 75215 214 426-0091 Leon Nesbitt
Alliant Food Service PO Box 469024 Garland TX 75046-9024 972 487-6200 Jose Evans
American Homestar 800 N. Beckley Lancaster TX 75146 972 230-3995 Stephanie Harris
Amerisuites - Irving 4235 W. Airport Frwy Iriving TX 75062 972-659-1272 Ken Shepherd
Ashford Hall - Irving 2021 Shoaf Irving TX 75061 972 579-1919 Don Mayes
Baylor Health Care 3500 Gaston Ave Dallas TX 214 820-8000 HR Dept. Boeing Corinth 817 497-6959 Reginald Logan
Boytex Insulation DO NOT ACCEPT RESUMES 972 298-5072 Debbie Privett
Brinkman Construction 124 Hammerking Road Dallas TX 75232-1710 972 274-1177
Brockway Standard SW 3301 South Lamar Dallas TX 75215 214 421-7161 Sal Avila
Career Opportunities 972 494-9472 Job Service Garland
Carter & Burgess - Dallas 7950 Elmbrook Drive Dallas TX 75247 972 263-2019 Terry Mitchell
Carter & Burgess - Ft Worth 3830 Hulen Fr. Worth TX 76107 817 429-0170 Ed Buckley
City of Dallas 214 670-7398 Debbie Krennick City of Garland 972 205-2000 Leverne Slaughter
City of Irving 972 721-2696 Gail Lasorda City of Mesquite 972-216-6333
Country Suites - Irving 4100 W. John Carpenter Frwy. Irving TX 75063 972 929-4008 Julie Tepletz
Dallas City Personnel 214 939-0588 Irene Dart - Dallas 214 749-3378 Tina
DFW Dr Pepper - Airport 972 721-3115 or 972 721-8115 Angie Boshart
DFW International Airport 972 574-0092 Gary Clark
Dr Pepper Bottling Company 972 721-8116 Renee Gu



E.L. Dalton & Company 8700 Stemmons Frwy., Suite 125 Dallas TX 75247 214 630-0721 Kevin Causey
Embassy Suites 3880 W. Northwest Highway Dallas TX 75220 214 357-4500 Kassy Tanner
Fairfield Inn Marriott-Irving 4880 W. John Carpenter Frwy. Irving TX 75063 972 929-7257 Louis Shoniber
Fleetline 972 229-5151 Dru Berschig Flying J 34100 L.B.J. Frwy. Dallas TX 75241 972 225-3566 Sharon Blankenship
Four Seasons Resort - Irving 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving TX 75038 972 717-0700 Laura Ann Ruiz
General Aluminum 1001 W. Crosby Road Carrollton TX 75006 972 242-5271 Joe Campos
Glob Aviation - Irving 972 751-7723 Farah Vaughn
Goodwill Industries - Dallas 2800 N. Hampton Dallas TX 75212 214 638-2800 Janice Henderson
Gourmet Award Foods 5101 Highland Place Drive Dallas TX 75236 972 298-2957 Bob Freestone
Greyhound Bus Lines PO Box 660606 Dallas TX 75266-0606 972 789-7000 Jeff Matthews Handi
Home Products 214 871-0847 Rosie Bokolowski Henkels & McCoy 4220 Justin Road Lewisville TX 75067 972 539-1746 Cary Welch
Holiday Inn Select - Irving 4441 Highway 114@Esters Irving TX 75063 972 929-8181 Claire Ball
Holiday Inn South - Irving 4440 W. Airport Frwy. Irving TX 75062 972 399-1010 Terry Ledezma Host
Marriott Services 972 574-2947 Keith Jones Insight Employment Assistance 5510 Abrams Road, Suite 105-B Dallas TX 75214 214 750-0691 Dick Meier/Connie Wilson
J&W Construction 972 227-6817
Kelly Moore Paint 14030 Josey Lane
Farmers Branch TX 75234 214 484-8552
LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Irving 4850 W. John Carpenter Frwy. Irving TX 75063 972 915-4022 Chris Castenada
LaurelLand Restland 6000 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Dallas TX 75232-1710 214 371-1336 Marge McBay
Lufthansa Sky - DFW PO Box 612507 Dallas TX 75261-2507 972 615-6164 Lucy Rios
Chefs Marriot Hotel - DFW - Irving 8440 Freeport Parkway Irving TX 75063 972 929-8800 Bob O'Brien
Mary Kay Cosmetics 1330 Regal Row Dallas TX 75247 214 905-6257 Tommia Johnson
Medical & Surgical of Irving 972 253-4226 Vickie Geltmeter Minyards 777 Freeport Parkway Copell TX 75019 972 393-8700 Lester Barrell
NCH Corporation - Irving 2727 Kemsearch Blvd. Irving TX 75062 9720438-0227 Kala McNeil
OMNI Mandalay Hotel 221 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Irving TX 75039 972 556-0800 Toni Edwards
Omni Staffing 2311 Gus Thomasson Road Dallas TX 75228 214 319-9344 Beth Kyhi
Owens Country Sausage PO Box 830249 Richardson TX 75083-0249 972 235-7181 Bruce Edmondson
Parkland Hospital - Dallas 214 590-6452 Rita Leos PDQ Personnel 2829 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 617 Dallas TX 75220 214 357-2077 Ken Smiht
Pep Boyx 972 951-0136 Julie Muenzier Pilgrim Pride 214 565-8614 Claudia Stamp
Pilot Travel Center 8181 S. Lancaster Road Dallas TX 75241 972 228-9290 Mark Romick
Pioneer Care Center - Irving 225 Sowers Road Irving TX 75067 972 253-4173 Charlene Freeman
Professional Personnel 972 278-9679 Glen Lacy
Ramada Inn - Irving 4110 W. Airport Frwy. Irving TX 75062 972 790-2262 Kam Patel
Red Roof Inn DFW - Irving 2611 W. Airport Frwy. Irving TX 75062 972 570-7500 Amy Davis
RedBird Airmotive 214 339-5233 Bruce Campbell (train, plain mechanics)
Renaissance III, Inc. 2606 Martin Luther King Blvd., Suite 218 Dallas Tx 75215 214 421-6145 Serita Agnew (HIV/AIDS Outreach)
Rockin H. Transport, Inc. 1310 South I-45, Bldg. -B Hutchins TX 75141 972 225-7200 Becky Hendricks
Sheraton Grand Hotel - Irving 4440 W. John Carpenter Frwy. Irving TX 75063 972 929-8400 Kathy O'Brien
Staff Force 972 353-2304 Karen Grace Swivl-Eze 972 223-5523
Vivian Enlow Taylor Publishing 1550 W. Mockingbird Lane Dallas TX 75235 214 637-2800 Doris White
Tire Discounters 2439 Irving Blvd. Dallas TX 75027 214 637-1948 Tim Adkinson
Tom Thumb 14303 Inwood Road Dallas TX 75244 972 661-9700
Charlott Pence Total Enterprises 400 Fuller Wiser, Suite 110 Euless TX 76039 972-574-7299 Gary Tolbert
TP Max 3529 Peoria Dallas Tx 75212 214 905-7565 Paco Torres
Treasure Chest 3000 Ambassador Row Dallas TX 75247 214 6300-4450 Dawn Street
Tri State 4041 W. Wheatland, Suite 160 Dallas TX 75237 972 709 8294 Dee An Trevino
Triad Staffing 8828 Stemmons Frwy, Suite 550 Dallas TX 75247 214 634-2290 Sara Hall
Trinity Industries 214 589-7541 Bruce Robinson
Tri-State Semi-Training 972 449-3339 Palmer Texas Tryco 8828 Stemmons Frwy, Suite 550 Dallas TX 75247 214 634-2290 Jaimin Williams
Tuneup Master 972 241-1675 Shane Poole UPS 10155 Monroe Dallas TX 75229 214 353-1111 Tom Mullen
URSCO Inc. Dallas 214 371-3003 Charlie Walker (Recycle Equipment)
Weir Furniture 4515 McEwen Road Dallas TX 75244 972 503-3503 Janet Schoulda
Wilson World Hotel - Irving 4600 W. Airport Frwy Irving Tx 75062 972 513-0800 Toni Renshaw
Winn Dixie 1450 W. Pleasant Run Lancaster TX 75416 972 227-8584 Mgr. on duty
Zale Corporation - Irving 972 580-4713 Kim Ladd

TDCJ hand
11-09-2008, 08:33 AM
The Project RIO coordinator on your unit should also have a list.

Bchace74
11-10-2008, 01:32 PM
Can we get this into a sticky Reggie???

doc's honeee
11-11-2008, 04:57 AM
TXCURE also has a list and Helga Dill, the director is very helpful. Her number is on the TXCURE site.
The laws on ex-felon employment need changing. They prevent individuals from even applying to many jobs.

doc's honeee
11-11-2008, 05:49 AM
These are both interesting articles by Marc Levin from Texas Policy Institute. Reentry is grossly neglected in tdcj and current legislation only compounds the problem.

http://www.texaspolicy.com/pdf/2008-08-licensing-Testimony-ml.pdf

http://www.texaspolicy.com/pdf/2008-04-PP11-workrelease-ml.pdf

Tracy
11-11-2008, 02:41 PM
I went ahead and made this a "sticky". If we can just list employers here that people know for sure might hire ex-felons, that would be great.

We might do a clean up of the thread after a bit so just the posts with employers are listed.

Thanks so much for everyone's contribution!

TXLAXDAD
11-18-2008, 07:05 AM
Come on folks do not let this thread die. This VERY IMPORTANT to insure the succes of your loved ones upon release.

x4livin
11-18-2008, 01:59 PM
Oilfield is BOOMING in north texas...anyone can get in in the worm hole....I know women and barely out of HS kids who are drillers now who started there and make 100k a yr now..took them not more than 6 months to get into driller spot. Look there! Find an oil rig, stop and ask where to apply.

ours107
11-18-2008, 08:15 PM
My Mother-n-law found out that Tyson's chicken hires felons. there are a few chicken plants in North Centrel Texas, north of DFW.
And about the oil Rigs.. Yep they hire felons making GOOD money. My husbands family got a job on them. No experience needed and they work a few days on and a few days off.

wenpeek
11-29-2008, 11:39 PM
I have contact information for a staffing agency that helps ex-offenders around the DFW area find employment. Although it has been almost a year since I have spoken to her, the name I was given to contact was Sylvia Fairris.

PDQ Temporaries (Light Industrial type jobs)
Ad-a-Staff (Office and Clerical type jobs)


PDQ TEMPORARIES
North Arlington Office
711 East Lamar #212,
Arlington, Texas 76011
Phone: (817)459-0479
Fax: (817)459-0230

South Arlington Office
130 E. Bardin Rd #116,
Arlington, Texas 76018
Phone: (817)701-1422
Fax: (817)701-1427

Central Fort Worth Office
3701 Airport Freeway,
Fort Worth, Texas 76111
Phone: (817)332-1985
Fax: (817)332-1988

North Fort Worth Office
5666 Denton Hwy,
Haltom City, Texas 76148
Phone: (817)479-0888
Fax: (817)479-0886

Dallas Office
2435 W.Northwest Hwy Ste.109,
Dallas, Texas 75220
Phone: (214)357-2011
Fax: (214)357-1594

Garland Office
3035 S. Shiloh Rd. Ste.#145 ,
Garland, Texas 75041
Phone: (972)926-0939
Fax: (972)926-0979

Oak Cliff Office
2807 S. Westmoreland
Dallas, Texas 75233
Phone: (214)623-8190
Fax: (214)623-8167

Lewisville Office
2305 South Hwy 121 Suite 136,
Lewisville, TX 75067
Phone: (972)316-2560

AD A STAFF
Dallas Office
4230 LBJ Freeway Ste.109 ,
Dallas, Texas 75244
Phone: (214)393-8980
Fax: (214)393-8985

Arlington Office
711 East Lamar Ste.214,
Arlington, Texas 76011
Phone: (817)469-6234
Fax: (817)461-0145

Mansfield Office
702 Hunters Row Court ,
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Phone: (817)477-1049
Fax: (817)477-1370

Hope this helps. Good luck.

Wendy Peek ~ Dallas, Texas
"Love is life - if you miss love, you miss life." ~ Leo Buscaglia

donnal
12-03-2008, 05:22 PM
Intertech in Austin Texas (and also they have San Antonio and Mission locations) does hire convicted felons. They are a good company offering medical and dental insurance after 90 days and also have a new apprenticeship program which involves attending a class one night a week and a chance for advancement.

mrsmorelock827
12-03-2008, 06:16 PM
donnal do you have the contact information for them? Thank you so much for posting that. I have been looking everywhere for employment for my husband gets out.

UOPstudent
12-04-2008, 06:42 PM
My husband has been looking for work in the DFW area for quite some time now. It's really sad that some many employers will not even look at a person with a criminal record. The way the economy is right now, they can afford to be "picky" about potential applicants. I work as a vocational counselor and it is my job to look for employment opportunities. The one problem that most of us counselors face is placing ex-offenders. Please keep this post going because it's up to us to share the resources. No body outside of this community seems to care.

That is the reason that I decided to focus on incarceration and the family for my dissertation. We've become an invisible population. Thanks to all those who posted helpful information, as well as those who've participated in my research.

MsKay0705
12-11-2008, 04:52 PM
I hope there are some places near Houston!

wenpeek
12-11-2008, 05:32 PM
I hope there are some places near Houston!


MsKay0705,
My suggestion to you would be to call the staffing agency's Dallas office that I posted earlier and maybe they could refer you to an agency in the Houston area. I remember her saying that they work specifically with ex-offenders and helping them get a job. I'm sure they would have someone they could refer you to in that area. Good luck!

Wendy Peek

Hangingmyhead
12-12-2008, 08:12 AM
My question is this...It almost seems the best way to work when you get home is to be able to provide some type of marketable service or product...But am I understanding correctly that you cannot hold a business license if you are a convicted felon in the state of Texas?

TXLAXDAD
12-12-2008, 03:32 PM
You mean like an electrician or plumber? I am not sure. But you do not need a license to be a landscaper or brick layer.

Hangingmyhead
12-12-2008, 05:21 PM
My understanding is that if I wanted to own a business I can not hold a business license...I just dont understand some of the dumb things that we could do to be self sufficient and supportive and we cannot do them...such as manicurist(:eek:), bingo worker(:eek:), coin operated business...I just dont get the logic...Sounds to me like if you are gonna succeed you either have to know someone or you have to be very creative...:confused:

TXLAXDAD
12-13-2008, 03:59 PM
I knew an ex-felon from the first unit I worked at up North. He started working for a backhoe contractor. He saved his pennies and now I hear he has his own backhoe business with 10 employees.

scchic
12-13-2008, 04:43 PM
I think that there are going to be a lot of people that will have their parole revoked because of employment. Especially with the economy the way it is and everyone losing their job. If people without tarnished records can't get a job I don't understand how TDC expects these parolees to be able to find a job. I think that the system is set up for them to fail! I think there should be some consideration for those parolees who attempt to find a job or who go to college in order to be a little more marketable. Seems like once you are in the system they like to try and keep you in it. Just my opinion.

TXLAXDAD
12-13-2008, 06:23 PM
That is starting to change. Senator Whitmire has already been all over TDCJ and the Parole Board for paroles being returned for such petty crap. I think we are the begining of a new era. Hang on though, it is going to be a bumpy ride.

Hangingmyhead
12-14-2008, 10:05 PM
I dont know what to think...I really hope that rehabilitation becomes the focus because the way I see things now I know it is really difficult for people to get back on their feet...I am in no way whining and am not afraid of saving pennies and working my butt off to get ahead or on my feet. I just feel like people should be given a fair shake and not expect handouts but maybe a little assistance to get to your knees....

scchic
12-14-2008, 11:19 PM
TXLAXDAD, I hope that things do change! I don't condone any actions that the inmates did to get them in the position they are all in, but I don't want to condemn them or life for their mistakes either. I think that if they are paroled that they should all be given a fair shake at trying to turn their life around. I hope Senator Whitmire does make some changes to TDCJ and the BPP. I have come to realized that anything involving TDCJ and the BPP; changes or otherwise it's going to be a LONG and BUMPY ride!

I agree with you Hangingmyhead, I don't think ex-convicts (or anyone else for that matter that are able bodied) deserve a handout. I am all for giving them the tools and a hand in order to get them on their feet again.

TXLAXDAD
12-15-2008, 08:25 AM
And this is why I started this thread. As a CO, I do not need folks to come back. I have job security in all the new offenders arriving each day. My goal inside is to be a positive influence. My goal outside is to come up with solutions to these kind of problems. Change can happen. It starts with a spark. What we discuss is a spark. Keep fostering new ideas. Be vocal about them. But please be practical and think it through before you move forward. As more people post to this thread about places for an ex-felon to find employment the more chances we are giving them to succeed.

Hangingmyhead
12-15-2008, 12:22 PM
I wonder if someone could start a company that could help felons get on their feet and have employment and this would not violate any type of parole issues????

donnal
01-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Intertech Flooring - 1106 Smith Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78721 (512) 385-4574
-- Intertech also has locations in San Antonio and Mission Texas
-- Intertech is a very good company with benefits, insurance, etc. work hours can be kind of sporadic
Groovy Lube - 3511 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705 512-275-0535
Champion Windows - Industrial Drive, New Braunfels, TX 1320 Industrial St (830) 629-4000
-- Champion is headquartered out of Houston at 12427 Duncan Rd, Houston, TX (281) 440-7000 - 12427 Duncan Rd, Houston, TX
-- Champion does not offer employee benefits or insurance

confusedwife98
01-04-2009, 04:22 PM
Will these companies also hire people with pending felony cases?

grmnclt_gurl
01-06-2009, 02:56 AM
I don't know if there are the same types of rescources in TX as there are here in AZ but... In AZ we have what is called the "Career OneStop". It is sort of a division of our Department of Economic Security - Unemployment Benefits Office and work very closely with them. They have job fairs, resume classes, ect, to help people augment their "marketability" and find work. One of the Employer Groups that they have is "Will Hire Ex-Convicts". Any employer that goes to the Career OneStop to help locate employees and puts themselves into this category MUST be willing to hire people who have been in prison. If it is found out that employers who have put themselves into this category are excluding people because of this are "kicked out" of the OneStop's database of employers that they will work with, and no longer receive any assistance from them.
Like I said at the begining of this I don't know if the TX DES has the same type of thing but maybe the Unemployment Office might have some resource like this. I thought maybe this might help:o

kendratx
01-30-2009, 12:51 PM
:)Well I reside in Austin, TX and the city and county has both taken the "Have you ever been convicted," question off the applications. Now if you are applying for a job dealing with money, kids, ect. they will run a background. However, they have been hiring a lot of ex-cons. One problem they are having with them is that they are arriving late to work or not showing up at all.

jonali
03-16-2009, 11:00 AM
Here's what I've found in Austin:
UPS
Brake Check
Titus Electric
City of Austin
Travis County
Iron Workers Local
Sheetmetal Workers Local

Dillon's Wife
03-19-2009, 09:11 AM
Some useful info here:

http://www.hirenetwork.org/?q=home

piercedkitten83
03-31-2009, 06:04 PM
My bf got a job w/Thundercloud Subs right after he got out of prison last year. I know it's just a food service job, but hey, it's a start.

Link removed by moderatr since it no longer works.

wishbonesgirl
07-14-2009, 04:23 PM
Well I am becoming fully educated on finding work after TDJC.
I guess because my hubby has a job waiting on him at home I didnt realize how hard it would be for him to find work at the Halfway House with a crappy economy, no car and a felony on his record. It is a tough situation for these guys. I want to help change this somehow!

helpout
07-20-2009, 01:17 PM
You guys should check out the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.

http://criminaljusticecoalition.org/


on the re-entry page there's a link to "Tools for Re-Entry"
it may help out a lot.

oxygen's mom
07-29-2009, 11:08 AM
I know all waste management services ( Garbage companys) always need help they start out $12.00 to 15.00 an hour and have very good benefits ! And your off most holidays unless you choice to work them for over time, I have a friend that works there over $ 35,000 a year great insurances 401k plan too, hope it helps

softspoken
08-22-2009, 05:13 PM
Great thread, keep the info coming! :thumbsup:

travis m
08-25-2009, 07:20 PM
My Mother-n-law found out that Tyson's chicken hires felons. there are a few chicken plants in North Centrel Texas, north of DFW.
And about the oil Rigs.. Yep they hire felons making GOOD money. My husbands family got a job on them. No experience needed and they work a few days on and a few days off.
could u give the info on these oil rigs i.e name, number, location ect. thankyou

deeintx
10-10-2009, 07:26 AM
Wow ..yet another hopeful site....thanks everyone...this is my biggest worry that my son will never be able to recover from the 'felon' label in the job market...never be able to make a real living to support a family... thanks for more hope-if we could just get the laws changed that allowed x-cons to remove that felon label after they have paid in full their dept- would that be something... :) dee

PolynesianLady
11-17-2009, 01:49 PM
I found a useful site: http://www.hirenetwork.org/ . I just happened to come across it while looking for a job for my husband and its helped me so far. Hope it helps some of you!

twiley26
08-18-2010, 10:19 PM
how did you obtain the offshore job???

StableMabel
03-20-2011, 05:46 PM
I found a list of 134 employers. Some are British, some are relevant only to certain areas, but most are nationwide employers. Unfortunately, I'm too new to the forum to post links. I'll send it to TXLAXDAD via message and hope that he'll post it for me.

Here are a few more I found during my search:

Amerisuites
Brake Check
Country Suites
Embassy Suites
Greyhound Bus Lines
Holiday Inn
Home Depot
Marriott Services
Kelly Moore Paint
LaQuinta Inn
Pep Boys
Ramada Inn
Red Roof Inn
Sheraton Hotel
United Parcel Service

Best of luck to everyone!

natasha26
03-20-2011, 08:55 PM
your welcome. I have become very fascinated with the "afterlife" if you will. I want to see those that really want to change succeed. I am not worried about never having enough "customers", but i would rather not have so many repeats. I have come across many men that, at least to me, have shown a genuine change in attitude. Some stop blaming everyone else, and actually begin to take ownership for their problems and the ones they create. Prison is not for rehabilitation, it is their punishment. Rehabilitation has to start within. Tdcj does provide some support programs, and many of you offer that support as well. If an offender is not willing to completely "buy-in" to it, it will never work. I would just like a list of resources that i can tell those that have shown they want to change.

im natasha26 and i have a boyfriend that is lock-up right now bradshaw state jail unit the tdcj part tho. Trying to get into one of the aa classes but they over crowed what do i do i want to help and i know he want make parole on july 25,2011 because he haven't even done the aa program yet. And he done put in 3 form they keep coming back tellin him to be patient's so can you give me a hand if you can call me at removed phone number per PTO policy -- please PM member. Thanks for understanding!

TXLAXDAD
03-30-2011, 09:41 PM
Unfortunately most of those programs offered by TDCJ are booked solid, and the waiting list is LONG. Now with all the budget cuts it will make it even more difficult. I wish I could offer a solution. The problem is so much bigger than you or me.

Y25
03-31-2011, 12:40 PM
im natasha26 and i have a boyfriend that is lock-up right now bradshaw state jail unit the tdcj part tho. Trying to get into one of the aa classes but they over crowed what do i do i want to help and i know he want make parole on july 25,2011 because he haven't even done the aa program yet. And he done put in 3 form they keep coming back tellin him to be patient's so can you give me a hand if you can call me at removed phone number per PTO policy -- please PM member. Thanks for understanding!

My boyfriend ran into the same problem trying to get into AA in his unit. Finally one of the guys he knew who was already in the AA program said something about it to the person who ran the meetings. My bf got into the program a couple of weeks later. I don't know if his friend had any influence on that or if the timing was just coincidental, but maybe "who you know" works on the inside just as it does on the outside.

Anyway, it may be worth it to see if your boyfriend knows any one in the program who may be able to bring his name up to the person in charge at the meetings. Just a suggestion.

rose80
01-03-2012, 08:23 AM
I just wanted to see if anyone else had any more companies (Austin area) that would hire felons. My husband will soon be out and we'll be job searching for him.

DsRideOrDieChic
01-23-2012, 10:15 AM
Unfortunately most of those programs offered by TDCJ are booked solid, and the waiting list is LONG. Now with all the budget cuts it will make it even more difficult. I wish I could offer a solution. The problem is so much bigger than you or me.

you would think the huge population, (using pritve and state jails to house inmates. smh.) and increased budget cuts, due to the increase in the inamte population, not becasue of the fall of the economy, would encourage the BPP to show favor in releasing inmates (with good reason) instead of giving set offs.... i just dont understand... when will the maddness end!?!??!

KSmith
03-21-2012, 03:31 PM
Does anyone have any job information for San Antonio or New Braunfels areas?

aniyah'smama010
04-04-2012, 05:04 PM
does anyone know of any oil rigs that are hiring in the dfw area?.... im looking for my dad a job for when he gets out

MZ.RENEE
04-26-2012, 10:31 AM
does anyone know of anyone in the dallas area or surrounding cities that hire felons? My boyfriend has been out of prison for 15 months now and he was released after doing 21 years and 3 months on a 50 year bid. He remains on parole and is currently seeking employment. If anyone can assist us, please let me know. Thanks!

MrsHunt
05-28-2012, 10:53 PM
does anyone know of anyone in the dallas area or surrounding cities that hire felons? My boyfriend has been out of prison for 15 months now and he was released after doing 21 years and 3 months on a 50 year bid. He remains on parole and is currently seeking employment. If anyone can assist us, please let me know. Thanks!


I don't, sorry, but may I ask what he was in for and where he was at? My loved one is serving a 35 year sentence at Robertson for capital and probably will have to serve at least 19 years of his sentence before being able to be paroled...he has been in since 2000. Seeing that your loved one did less than half of his time gives me hope that he may get out sooner than I thought.

rooks.onelove08
06-05-2012, 09:30 AM
does anyone know of anyone in the dallas area or surrounding cities that hire felons? My boyfriend has been out of prison for 15 months now and he was released after doing 21 years and 3 months on a 50 year bid. He remains on parole and is currently seeking employment. If anyone can assist us, please let me know. Thanks!


There is a telemarketing/call center in North Dallas that hires 99% felons. Most people that are employed there are on probation, parole, and take court appointed classes. They accomodate the classes and P.O visits around work and dont mind you taking off work to handle that. Inbox me if you would like more info! :thumbsup:

meximami707
06-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Does any1 have info San Antonio companies..

My p/p gets out in 2 months or so..

he asked me to look up info on the oil rigs but all i got was the app no info IF they were hiring or not...

PLEASE PM ME OR REPLY TO THIS!! :0)

tHANKS!

employedIT
08-10-2012, 03:09 PM
I wonder if someone could start a company that could help felons get on their feet and have employment and this would not violate any type of parole issues????


Great idea, how about a computer repair shop. Any Techs interested.
PM ....me

RS68
10-17-2012, 06:36 PM
Any information would be much appreciated.

TDCJ hand
10-17-2012, 08:46 PM
transglobal solutions/econorail, as long as offense wasn't drug related. They switch port of beaumont as well as several area refineries. Contact Mark Crowder for port of Beaumont operation.

vegaclaw
10-21-2012, 11:49 AM
Are there any jobs in Houston for felons? I looked thru and most of the post are for Austin. If anyone has any info I would appreciate it very much.

EDD FLORES
06-09-2013, 12:03 PM
How about in Lubbock tx?

wenpeek
06-09-2013, 05:00 PM
The Project RIO coordinator on your unit should also have a list.

Project RIO no longer exists. :blah:

CenTexLyn
06-09-2013, 06:09 PM
Project RIO no longer exists. :blah:

It did still exist in 2008, which is when the post to which you responded was made...

wenpeek
06-09-2013, 06:22 PM
It did still exist in 2008, which is when the post to which you responded was made...

I realize when that was posted originally but like me I am currently looking for help in finding my BF and roommate jobs and when I saw the post about Project RIO I thought I would respond saying it no longer existed because I didn't know it no longer existed until recently. So therefore, that response was geared more toward anyone currently looking for help and know not to try and contact Project RIO for help.

CenTexLyn
06-09-2013, 06:38 PM
I realize when that was posted originally but like me I am currently looking for help in finding my BF and roommate jobs and when I saw the post about Project RIO I thought I would respond saying it no longer existed because I didn't know it no longer existed until recently. So therefore, that response was geared more toward anyone currently looking for help and know not to try and contact Project RIO for help.


Then perhaps you can request a mod to edit your post to remove the emoticon that, IMO, showed a measure of disrespect to the agency employee who had posted about ProjectRIO in 2008...