Programs assisting felons in finding a job

I have recently been released from prison after serving 3 years for a drug conviction. I am on parole for 6 more years. I was wondering if there is anyone out there who knows of any agencies or anything in or around the Hornell, NY area that assists convicted felons in finding work. I have been applying everywhere I can since I was released and no one has even set up a date for an interview with me. It seems like I cant even get a job at Burger King or McDonalds even though they both have NOW HIRING signs up. If anyone knows of anything I can do, please let me know. And if you are one of those people who thinks that us convicted felons don’t deserve a shot because we blew our shot when we committed our crimes, remember this, you too are one mistake away from being in our boat too. If you have ever gotten behind the wheel of your car after a long night at the bar, even when you were a teenager, you were lucky you weren’t caught or if you ever got in a fight as a teenager and the other person’s parents didnt press charges, you too wouldn’t deserve a shot either since you just blew yours because of an error in your judgement. So before you judge us, take a long look at all the things you have done and you just may find that you could very easily be in the same boat as us.

Answer #1

Felon Friendly Note: Many of these employers accept individuals who may have criminal histories, but with a few noted limitations, additionally, they MAY NOT be hiring for immediate positions. Individuals must call/or contact them for more information.

  1. Academy Roofing, 1610 Jasper Street, Aurora, CO 80011, (303) 360-0708

  2. Air Care CO, 2300 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80218, (303) 456-7090-(no theft, no violent, D.L.) www.aircareco.com

  3. Alpine Roofing, 4780 York St., Denver, CO 80216, (303) 295-7769 www.alpineroofing.com

  4. American Barricade, 3537 Delgany St., Denver, CO 80216 (303) 298-8407, H.R. Flaggers Free Training

  5. Applebee’s, 410 South Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246 (303) 333-0808

  6. Aramark, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 312-2500 Events and Hospitality Staffing

  7. Arapahoe House, 8801 Lipan St. Thornton, CO (303) 781-1275, Jobline (303) 416-3698 www.arapahoehouse.org

  8. Arbys, (all locations) 1600 California St., Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-1105

  9. Auto Trol Technology Corp., 12500 N. Washington St., Denver, CO 80241 (303) 252-2007-Business network, software development, support and sales

  10. BFI, 5075 E. 74th Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 286-1200 Waste Removal

  11. Burger King (all locations) 1010 W. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80205 (303) 825-5570

  12. Campstone, 3700 W. 69th Pl., Westminster, CO (303) 429-3357-Attn: Mike Lockwood (Spring Rock CO.)

  13. Carefree of Colorado, 2145 W. 6th Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020 (303) 469-3324 (call center) MISDEMEANOR ONLY

  14. Caterpillar’s Denver Distribution Center, (303) 316-3180 Job Line 4705 E. 48th Ave. (303) 336-3507 Eric Ajack

  15. Ceeco Concrete Construction-901 Bannock, CO 80204-(303) 991-9080

  16. CEI Roofing-1881 W. 13th Ave. Denver, CO 80204-(303) 573-3813

  17. Coca-Cola, 3825 York St., Denver, CO 80205 (303) 292-2653

  18. Concrete Express, 2027 W. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80204-(303) 562-2000

  19. Data Works, 4550 S. Windermere St., Aurora, CO 80010 (303) 761-6975-shipping/receiving

  20. Denver Diner, 740 W. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 (303) 825-5443-cooks, servers

  21. Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle, 4245 E. 46th Ave., Denver, CO 80216 (303) 321-1481

  22. Embassy Suites, Denver, 7525 E. Hampden Ave. 80231 (303) 696-6644/Fax (303) 337-6202

  23. Empowercom, 3003 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO 80205 (303) 292-3850-Steve Jackson manufacture cable equip.

  24. Fed Ex Express-Loaders-Best old felony, non-violent, no sale of drugs-Toll free 1-800-463-3339

  25. Frito Lay 11645 E 37th Ave. Denver, CO 80239 1-866-444-7464-www.fritolayemployment.com

  26. Grease Monkey, apply any location, (some positions reg. drivers license/other do not)

  27. Hensel Phelps Construction Co. 1114 W 7th Ave Denver CO 80204 (303) 629-0146 High Level workers visit- bring hard hat if available Req. physical exam/drug screen

  28. Holden MSS, 5000 Lima, Denver, CO-80239 (720) 374-3700-Incoming phone sales

  29. Hospitality Personnel Services 190 E 9th Ave Ste. 200, Denver, CO 80203 (303) 830-6868 barb.hps.com

  30. IBM, 4700 S Syracuse St., Denver, CO 80237 Apply at www.IBM.com/jobs-customer support

  31. Interstate Brands Continental Bakery, 80 E 62nd Ave Denver, CO 80216 (303) 428-7431 T-Th

  32. InterWest Safety Supply, 195 S Navajo, Denver, CO 80223 (303) 733-8447 (cl-district m.)

  33. Jalisco International Inc. 6663 Colorado Blvd. Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 287-8905-Heavy Equipment operators/ highway/ flaggers. Clean UA and MVR

  34. MV Transportation, 30 Raritan, Denver, CO 80223 (303) 765-2323, - Bus Maintenance/drivers-Felony 10 years old. Career.mvtransit.com

  35. Leprino Foods 1830 W 38th Ave Denver, CO 80211 (303) 480-2631 (303) 480-2600 Warehouse

  36. MAACO 2424 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 377-8817/Auto painting/bodywork exp. reg.

  37. Nobel-Sysco Food Service Company, 5000 Beeler St., Denver, CO 80238 (303) 480-3475 all 3 shifts

  38. North American Handico-441 Wadsworth Ave, Suite 101, Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 233-3286-Mgr. Michael Newberg-Telephone sales

  39. Northwest Pipe, 6030 Washington St. (303) 289-4084-Welders, Laborers M-F 9-4 Night & Day shifts

  40. Pinkard Construction 9195 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 986 -4555

  41. Pepsi Cola, 3801 Brighton Blvd., (303) 299- 4599-All applications, www.PBGCareers.com

  42. Ponderosa Industries, 3821 Steele St., Denver, CO, 80205 (303) 298-1801-Macine Shop

  43. RAC Transport, 6050 E 6th Ave, Commerce City, CO, (303) 289-5500-Attn: Mike Coffin (drivers)

  44. are G Insulation, 2505 E 74th Ave, Denver, CO 80229 (303) 287-9625

  45. Rainbow Bread, 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012 (303) 366-1414 Food Dist./Warehouse

  46. Red Robin, 1491 Q Havana St., Aurora, CO 80012 (303) 671-7055

  47. Robinson Brick, 1845 W Dartmouth Ave, Denver, CO 80110 (303) 783-3099

  48. Rocky Mountain Prestress 5801 Pecos St., Denver, CO 80221 (303) 480-1111 (concrete)

  49. R.M.D. Signs, 601 Bryant St., Denver, CO 80204 (303) 573-5500, -Silk Screening/airbrushing

  50. Safeway Scaffolding, 6435 Colorado Blvd., Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 286-8422

  51. SGI, 601 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 296-3075 Attn: Mark Baca (Jobsite 16th St. Mall)

  52. Shaw Construction, 300 Kalamath St., Denver, CO 80223, (303) 825-4740

  53. Shamrock Foods, 5199 Ivy St., Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 289-3581 Distribution Warehouse

  54. Sonic, 4403 S Tamarac Pkwy. Denver, CO 80216 (720) 488-1891

  55. Specialty Plating Company, 2340 S Delaware, Denver, CO 80223 (303) 733-4470 (small company-Req. good hand/eye coordination, dependable $8.50 hr.-so) Attn: Neil

  56. Steelworks 4661 Monaco, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 355-2344-assembly

  57. Tarco, Inc. 4781 W 58th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 429-2221, Alan-Heavy Equip. Oper. Must have car

  58. Target-apply in person, be ready for computerized application (or apply online www.target.com)

  59. Telefund-1800 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202-No background check

  60. T.I.C./The Industrial Company, 15427 E Fremont Dr., Centennial, CO 80112 (800) 424-0156 on Thursday’s 8-10am

  61. TMG Marketing 1600 Stout St., Denver, CO 80202 (720) 904-7200-telemarketing

  62. Turner Morris Commercial Roofing, 5054 Marshall St., Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 431-1300

  63. United Artists, 500 16th St., Denver, CO 80202 (303) 454-9032

  64. United High Tech 2385 S Lipan St., Denver, Co 80223 (303) 922-7815 Traffic Control/Flaggers

  65. Village Inn (all locations) 4850 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80221 (303) 433-0743

  66. Warning Lites, 2200 W Bates Ave, Englewood, CO 80110 (303) 936-2990-Flaggers

  67. Weather Guard, 4850 Moline St., Montbello-Denver, CO 80239 (303) 307-0900 Angie Escobedo-roof/gutter supply distribution. Depends on the offense

  68. Yannas Café, 205 S Sheridan, Denver, CO 80226 (303) 238-2434. Depends on offense

  69. Great Western Erectors, 6320 Beach St., Denver, CO 80221 (303) 783-8510, contact Rick. Hires felons with background
    Job Centers/Employers

  70. Arapahoe Douglas Works, 5500 S Quebec Suite 175, Greenwood Village (303) 636-1160, Fax: (303) 636-1250

  71. Catholic Charities, Employee Resource Center, 4045 Pecos St., Denver, CO 80211 (303) 742-0828

  72. Curtis Park Community Center, 929 29th St., Denver, CO 80205 (303) 295-2399 ext. 214 Yale Francis

  73. Goodwill Industries 6850 and Federal Blvd. (303) 650-7700 Contact Fern, (material handlers)

  74. Workforce Centers-www.connectingcolorado.com

  75. Saint Francis Center 2323 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80205 (303) 297-1576

  76. Salvation Army, 4751 and Broadway, Denver, CO (303) 293-3440, Contact Heather

  77. Work and Family Center, 877 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO (719) 579-9580 (D.O.C. only)

  78. Road Called Strate, 1532 Galena St., #395, Aurora, CO 80010 (303) 360-9176

Unions/Associations

  1. Local 7 Theatrical Stage Employee-work line, 1475 Curtis St., Job line-James Taylor. Position: Convention Center set up (303) 534-2423 (direct line). Must have a phone and no hours restrictions.
  2. Independent Electrical Contractors Assoc. 480 E 76th Ave, Bldg 5, Unit A/B, Denver, CO 80229 (303) 853-4886 www.iecrm.org 100 plus contractors (Req. basic algebra test, Drivers License)
  3. Local 720-Laborers, 875 Elati St., Denver, CO 80204, (303) 825-8101 (jobs and training for journeymen and apprentices-Forklift, Welding, OSHA Cert. CDL)
  4. Local-Sheet Metal Workers, (303) 922-1213 ext. 15 (Driver’s License req.)
  5. Rocky Mountain Masonry-686 Mariposa St., Denver, CO 80204, (303) 893-3838 www.RMMI.org
  6. Public Works 201 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202 Dept. #608 (720) 865-8630 Heavy equipment/streets and parks (Call Career Service Directory or www.denvergov.org)

Staffing Agencies (case by case will consider type of felonies and time since conviction)

  1. Express Personnel, 13670 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012 (303) 361-6894 (No theft, fraud or forgery) 8-11a.m. www.expresspros.com
  2. Manpower, Inc. 165 S Union Blvd., #780, Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 986-9576, NO FELONIES, www.Ewest.manpower.com
  3. Prime Source Staffing, 12075 E 45th Ave #300, Denver, CO 80239 (303) 375-9535, 600 Grant St. Suite 650, Denver, CO 80203 (303) 869-2990, www.primesourcestaffing.com
  4. Ready Services Day Labor and Temporary, 1915 E Colfax St., Denver, CO 80206 (2nd Floor for temporary to hire) (303) 399-6233 Fax: (303) 399-6220, www.readytemps.com
  5. Rolling Staffing 333 W Hampden Ave, Ste. #620 (303) 781-0055 +230, Construction/Labor www.rolinc.com
  6. S.O.S./Skill Staff, 5115 and Federal, Denver, CO 80221 (303) 458-8367 – 3108 S Parker Rd. #D-6, Aurora, CO 80114 (303) 755-1111 – Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113 (303) 936-8115, www.sosstaffing.com
  7. Superior Staffing, 10200 E Girard Ave, Suite B-233, Denver, CO 80231 (303) 750-9200 (Warehouse with/D.L.), Interviews-9am-3pm, 15% of companies are felon friendly
  8. The Job Store Inc. 7100 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80224 (303) 757-7687, 14001 W Liff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014 (303) 755-6449, 9035 Wadsworth, Westminster, CO 80021 (303) 940- 9252
  9. Accord Staffing, 1205 E 46th, Denver, CO 80239 (303) 307-9779, Jesse or Mandy

Training

  1. Asbestos: Laborer Training, 10505 Havana, Brighton, CO (303) 287-3116 – Ask for Irene – 40hr Training (8am-4: 30pm – 1 week period) Requirements: ID, age 18up- no charge but must pass test at 70% and then have $122.50 for state license. (Sign up early – may wait 60 plus days for training)
  2. Hazardous Waste: Laborer Training, 10505 Havana, Brighton, CO (303) 287-3116 – Ask for Irene 80 hr training (8am – 4:30pm – 1 week period) Requirements: ID, age 18up – no charge but must pass test at 70% and then have $122.50 for state license. (Sign up early- may wait 60 plus days for training)
  3. Flagger Certification call (303) 813-0005. Free testing material. Tests Wed. 9:30am
  4. PetCo: 13750 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO (303) 695-1223
  5. Pets Mart: 160 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO (303) 232-0858
  6. Work Options for Women: Culinary Training Program, 1200 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO (720) 944-3393, orientation Mondays at 10am, Must be at least 18 years of age
  7. Denver Works www.denverworks.org 2828 and Speer Blvd. #103, Denver 80211 (303) 433-0300
  8. DenUM – Denver Urban Ministries, 1717 Colfax Ave, Denver, CO (303) 355-4896
  9. Empowerment, (FEMALES ONLY) 1600 York St., Denver, CO 80206 (303) 320-1989
Answer #2

IN A LOT OF STATES WHEN you ARE FIRST RELEASED you HAVE SOME VALUE, THE FIRST EMPLOYER you WORK FOR CAN COLLECT A TAX BREAK FOR HIRING YOU. WINN DIXIE IS ONE OF MANY. BUT ONCE SOMEONE HAS COLLECTED THAT TAX BREAK, FORGET IT NO ONE ELSE WANTS TO MESS WITH YOU. your BEST BET IS TO DO AN AWESOME JOB FOR THE ONE WHO DOES HIRE YOU AND HOPE THEY KEEP YOU ON.I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO TRACK DOWN A FRIEND THAT HAD HER OWN BUSINESS AND I WORKED MY TAIL OFF FOR HER FOR 6-7 years. BUT WITH THE ECONOMY LIKE IT IS SHE HAD TO PHASE OUT SOME PARTS OF HER BUSINESS AND NOW I AM JUST PART TIME AND MAKING ABOUT 25% OF WHAT I USE TO MAKE. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND ADDITIONAL WORK, BECAUSE MY HOURS ARE VERY FLEXIBLE. I HAVE APPLIED AT 5 TEMP AGENCIES AND HAVE NEVER REC’D ONE CALL BACK. I HAVE PUT SO MANY APS IN I’VE LOST COUNT. THEY ALL DO BACKGROUND CHECKS AND EVEN THOUGH I HAVE BEEN PERFECT SINCE MY RELEASE, VIRGINIA IS A STATE THAT NEVER REMOVES your FELONY FROM THEIR RECORDS AND THE ONLY WAY you CAN REMOVE IT IS TO PROVE you WERE INNOCENT AND GET THE GOVENOR TO PARDOM U.I AM TOLD NO ONE WILL HIRE you WITH CONSPIRACY CHARGE, THAT POSSESSION/DISTRIBUTION IS NO BIG DEAL BUT THEY WILL NOT OVERLOOK THE OTHER. THE ONLY SOLUTION I SEE IS STARTING MY OWN BUSINESS, COMMUNITY SERVICE OR CHURCH IS A GOOD IDEA,THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES THAT HIRE EX FELONS BUT THEY ARE ALL JUST ABOUT TAKEN RIGHT NOW. JUST KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING,DO AS MANY GOOD DEEDS AS YOU CAN,KEEP your HEAD UP, AND HANG IN THERE SOONER OR LATER AFTER PAYING BACK SOCIETY AND your KARMA, LUCK WILL CHANGE. KEEP your FAITH STRONG.

Answer #3

I myself am a covicted felon.I also made my bed and got to live with it.hell I even took a course for auto repair technician and graduated with a 89% avg. and still cant find work because of my past record!!they tell me I need a drivers licence to get a job in the field I took a course for and graduated from butt yet that takes money and without a job you cant make money.UNLESS YOU BREAK THE LAW!!nobody out there is going to give us a break.as far as I am concerned thats the same thing as discrimination because I already payed my dept to society and I still have to pay for it the rest of my life to.no stores like the dollar store or walmart ect. will give us jobs butt yet we can walk in those same stores and spend our money like anybody else.do you see them turning our money away?no you dont!!I have been looking for a job for over a year and still havent found one.I also have back child support to pay.DO YOU THINK THEY CARE?hell no because that just sends me back to jail and gets me off the street.thats only because that gives them a reason to talk more shit about you.I personaly dont understand how that is not the same as them trying you twice for the same crime.I have tried every webb site I can think of and still can not find work.half of these webb sites want you to sighn up for schooling.how the hell we supposed to be able to afford schooling without a job?please do tell me that one!!and so far all these sites that you can actualy get some applications put in on havent found me a damn thing.they want you to spend money for there resume service.get a clue!!because if I had the money to spend for that shit I wouldnt be looking for a job now would I!!

Answer #4

I know its my own fault that I got caught and convicted as a felon. I will not deny that…however fines and probation and jail all of those things are supposed to be punishment..How can society deny us a livelyhood!!?? Many people out there do wrong things, they just don’t get caught. Here I am unable to afford a decent laywer and I get screwed by the system and a shitty laywer who is just going thru the motions bc she is going to get paid either way. you know some chick that had her daddy pay for her lawyer got caught with heroin!! not just possession but delivery, and she got a way lighter sentence than I did. how in the hell did that happen?? I don’t know what else to say, yes I made my bed and I am sleeping in it…doesn’t mean I will survive…shit this society pushes us back to the streets bc no one will give us work.

Answer #5

I have never been convicted, but know many who have. It saddens me that people won’t hire you guys. Everyone deserves a second chance. The best thing to do is to try and do your own business. Start off with something you can do at home. Or buy a website (borrow money) and make money off that. Maybe one day the laws will change for you guys. I wish you all the best.

Answer #6

I am in the same boat as many of you. I am a felon as well and was released in Nov 09 and I bet I’ve put in as many as 50 apps and no luck any where. I is compleat bull that just because I am a felon my app gets pushed to the side reguardless of my experiance. This seems like a lose lose situation. I’ve done all the temp services as well and I get on craigslist first thing every morning and am just at a loss of what to do. If anyone has any advice my ears are open to any. jessie_alvey@yahoo.com

Answer #7

just posted an answer for someone else, but it may help you too.

http://www.funadvice.com/q/trying_to_help_my_brother_get_a_job

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