800+ Companies That Hire Felons - ACCURATE LIST Updated Weekly

Companies That Hire Felons

One of the biggest problems with the different lists of companies that hire felons on the internet is that many of them are not always accurate and most only include large companies.  While this is helpful to a point, we've taken things a few steps further to give you the absolute best results. 

First, we've segmented our listings of companies that hire felons by city and state.  This helps our website visitors because it shows them listings in their area as opposed to a large list of companies that may not even have a presence in their geographic location. 

Second, our database has a significant number of small and medium sized businesses that are updated weekly.  We get this data from our own job board when companies post a job opening with us.  These job opportunities are the best listings on the internet because these are companies that have actually tried to hire someone through our website.

Things to Know Before You Apply

Before you begin applying to any of these companies, there are some things you need to know in order to be successful in your job search.

1)  Apply Often to Find Success:  One of the keys to finding success in your job search is to apply for every single position you have a remote interest in.  Even if it's not your ideal job, applying to something that you have a small interest in is better than not applying at all.  Our experience has shown us that you shouldn't be picky in your job search.  Instead, apply to as much as possible to try to find the right fit.  This is a numbers game.  The more jobs you apply to, the higher the likelihood is that you'll get employed.  We recommend that you use our job search here to find positions in your area that you can apply to today.

2)  Small and Medium Businesses are Your Best Chance:  We've found that typically the best companies to apply to are small/medium sized businesses.  This is because they don't typically have universal corporate policies that limit the ability of who managers can hire.  Plus, in certain situations, these businesses may not even run a background check.  If you're worried about the background check and want to see exactly what comes up before you begin applying, we recommend using this website.  

3)  We have the Largest and Most Accurate List of Employers Available:  Because we've put in hundreds of hours of research and made sure that all companies listed on our website have either posted a job on our job board directly, or we've found at least three different instances where individuals have stated that they were working at the company with a felony, we can say confidently that we have the best list of companies that hire ex-offenders on the internet.  This list is expanding every single week and continues to grow with time as we are told by our followers what companies we should add and as we get more companies posting to us directly.  As of now, we have a total of 918 companies listed on our website and it updates frequently.

4)  Go to Every Interview, Even if it's For Practice:  When you're applying to work at these companies, or any of the job listings you find from the job search on this page, make sure that you go to every single interview that you're offered.  Just like everything else in life, experience and practice will make you a more polished interviewee so that when that great job opportunity comes along, you'll be able to impress the interviewer.  

5)  We Don't Segment by Type of Felony:  Though we'd love to be able to do it, we simply cannot segment employers by the type of offense that they're hiring team is willing to accept from applicants.  It's hard enough to find companies that are willing to hire ex-offenders and it's impossible to figure out what offenses they are unwilling to take a chance on.  That said, regardless of your felons, we urge you to still apply as they may not even run a background check.  

6)  The Company May Not be Hiring Right Now:  Even though this list is extremely detailed and undoubtedly helpful, keep in mind that not all of these companies will be hiring right now.  That's why we encourage folks to use the job search here, because these will show job listings of companies that are willing to hire felons, not just the list of companies we have confirmed. 

7)  The Company May Not Hire You Even if They Hire Ex-Offenders:  Just because you applied to a job doesn't mean you're going to get it.  Even if you have an amazing background for the job and plenty of experience, there are a lot of factors that go into a hiring decision that are beyond your (and our) control.  Things such as who the hiring manager is and who they want on their team, when the felony occurred, what the charge is, what the nature of the job is, etc.  If you get turned down 100 times, don't give up!  Because that 101st application might be the one that finally gets you hired.

8)  You'll Be Rejected...a lot:  The unfortunate truth is that with a felony on your record, there will be a LOT of rejection in your job search.  You can expect and anticipate this.  The key to being successful is to never give up and to continually keep trying to find a job day-in and day-out.  The ones that tell us they found a job are the ones that kept at it and the persistence will pay off.  If you want to talk to others about your experience and need a pick me up, feel free to join our Facebook group of over 10,000 others dealing with the same problems that you are.


Companies That Hire Felons - Full List

As of right now, we have 918 companies in our database that we know hire felons.  We know this because all of these companies have either posted a job on our job board directly, or we have researched to find at least three different instances where individuals have stated that they were working at the company with a felony.  The accuracy of our list is the most important aspect because we want to make sure that we don't waste the time of those searching for jobs.

Because our list is so large, we've added the ability to filter options to help make your job search as easy as possible.  You can scroll below to see the list in it's entirety, or use our filters to find the best opportunities in your area.

New Seasons Market

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Felon Friendly Job Board Posting This company posted a job opening directly to our website in the past.

Locations:   California, Oregon, Washington
About: New Seasons Market brings delicious, healthy food from local farmers, producers, ranchers & fishermen to our communities. At the same time, we provide you with choices—at New Seasons, you’ll find the best mix of grocery classics and local, organic favorites, from Cheerios® to free-range chicken. And that grocery goodness goes beyond our store’s four walls: we’re firmly committed to environmental stewardship, to giving back to our community, and to providing a progressive workplace where our staff thrives. But at the end of the day, it’s about really good food. And good food makes everyone happy.
BJ’s Wholesale Club

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Felon Friendly Job Board Posting This company posted a job opening directly to our website in the past.

Locations:   Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York
About: BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc., commonly referred as BJ's, is an American membership-only warehouse club chain operating on the East Coast of the United States and the state of Ohio.
Kroger

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: The Kroger Company is an American retailer founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the country’s largest supermarket chain by revenue ($103,033,000,000 for 2014), second-largest general retailer (behind Walmart), and twenty-third largest company.] Kroger is also the fifth largest retailer in the world. As of February 2013, Kroger operates, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,625 stores. Kroger’s headquarters are in downtown Cincinnati. It maintains markets in 31 states, with store formats that include supermarkets, superstores, department stores, convenience stores, and mall jewelry stores. Kroger-branded grocery stores are located throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States.
WinCo Foods

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: WinCo Foods, Inc. is a privately held, majority employee-owned American supermarket chain based in Boise, Idaho with retail stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Texas. It previously operated stores as Waremart Food Centers and Cub Foods (under a franchise agreement) until 1999. As of May 2015, it has 100 retail stores and four distribution centers with 14,200 employees.
Vons

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: The Vons Companies shares Southern California’s crowded dinner table with some big and hungry rivals. The company has about 280 stores mostly in Southern California, which is also home to Ralphs and Food 4 Less (both owned by Kroger) and privately-held Stater Bros. stores. Its stores (also in Nevada) operate under the names Vons (traditional supermarkets) and Pavilions (upscale supermarkets). More than half of its supermarkets offer separate service departments for floral, bakery, and deli products, while some have full-service pharmacies and dry-cleaning departments. The company operates its own facilities for producing milk, ice cream, and baked goods. Safeway, a leading US grocery chain, owns Vons.
Trader Joe’s

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: Trader Joe’s is an American privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California, in Greater Los Angeles. As of 22 April 2015, Trader Joe’s had a total of 457 stores. Approximately half of its stores are in California, with the heaviest concentration in Southern California, but the company also has locations in 38 other states and Washington, D.C. It is a market leader in organic and fresh food groceries in the United States. Trader Joe’s was founded by Joe Coulombe and has been owned since 1979 by a German family trust established by Aldi Nord’s owner Theo Albrecht. The chain has offices in Monrovia, California, and Boston, Massachusetts.
Shoprite Supermarkets

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: ShopRite Supermarkets is a retailers’ cooperative (co-op) chain of supermarkets in the northeastern United States, with stores in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Based in Keasbey, New Jersey, ShopRite consists of 50 individually owned-and-operated affiliates with over 296 stores, all under its corporate and distribution arm, Wakefern Food Corporation. Wakefern itself owns and operates 33 of the locations through subsidiary ShopRite Supermarkets, and is the largest affiliate in the cooperative. As of 2011, ShopRite is the largest retailer of food in Greater Philadelphia, pushing long-dominant Acme Markets to second place. As of 2011, Wakefern was ranked 17th by sales among all supermarket operators in the United States.
Safeway

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: In 1915, M.B. Skaggs, an ambitious young man in the small Idaho town of American Falls, purchased a tiny grocery store from his father. M.B.’s business strategy, to give his customers value and to expand by keeping a narrow profit margin, proved spectacularly successful. By 1926 he was opening 428 Skaggs stores in 10 states. M.B. almost doubled the size of his business that year when he merged his company with 322 Safeway (formerly Selig) stores and incorporated as Safeway, Inc. Two years later M.B. listed Safeway on the New York Stock Exchange. M.B. did not let the difficulties of the Great Depression dilute his pioneering focus on value for customers. In the 1930s Safeway introduced produce pricing by the pound, adding “sell by” dates on perishables to assure freshness, nutritional labeling, even some of the first parking lots.
Restaurant Depot

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: Restaurant Depot, a division of Jetro Holdings, LLC, headquartered in College Point, NY, has been supplying independent food businesses with quality products from large cash and carry warehouse stores since 1990. By eliminating the overhead of a traditional distributor, focusing on the needs of independent foodservice operators and offering free membership, Restaurant Depot has become the leading low-cost alternative to other foodservice suppliers throughout the United States.Our mission is to be your one-stop warehouse for Savings, Selection and Service, Seven Days a Week. At Restaurant Depot, one-stop shopping simplifies the process of buying food, equipment and supplies. There are no minimum purchase requirements. Whether you buy a few bakery supplies or enough food and tableware to cater a party for 5,000, shopping at Restaurant Depot can save you time and money. And at Restaurant Depot, members have the option to purchase many items by the piece, by the case or in five or more case quantities, saving on the unit costs accordingly.
Food Giant

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: Our story starts in 1936 when N.M. Cohen and Samuel Lehrman founded Giant Food Inc. and opened Washington, DC’s first supermarket. Since then, we’ve continued to grow and innovate, pioneering computer-assisted checkout scanning and opening over 150 stores throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Albertsons

Industry: Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
Company Size: Large
Source of Data:  
Internet Research We were able to find at least THREE instances of individuals saying this company hires felons through internet research.

Locations:   Alabama
About: In January 2015, it acquired Safeway Inc. for $9.2 billion. The newly merged company has more than 2,400 stores and over 250,000 employees, which makes it the second largest supermarket chain in North America after Kroger, which has 2,424 stores. Prior to the merger it had 1,075 supermarkets located in 29 U.S. states under 12 different banners. Its predecessor company, Albertsons, Inc., was sold to Albertsons LLC (a Cerberus Capital Management-led consortium), CVS Pharmacy, and SuperValu Inc. in 2006. CVS acquired the freestanding drugstores while the Cerberus-led consortium (Albertsons LLC) and Supervalu (New Albertsons, Inc.) divided the supermarket divisions among themselves. After selling the majority of its stores to various buyers, in January 2013, Albertsons LLC, acquired SuperValu’s remaining Albertsons stores, as well as its ACME, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market brands, in exchange for $100 million in cash and $3.2 Billion in SuperValu debt. The sale was completed by March 2013. The company’s corporate name was Albertson’s until 2002, when the apostrophe was removed.

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