As felons may already be aware, obtaining a job may be harder with a criminal record versus an individual with a clean record. As of 2017, the population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was around 641,000 people. There are a wide variety of jobs available in a city of this size.
Below are some major employers in Las Vegas and what you might expect when applying to any of these positions with a felony record. Following that are many job listings in the Las Vegas area that our research indicates may be willing to hire felons.
Make sure you read this entire page for your best chance at being successful in your job search.
MGM Resorts International: While there may be job opportunities available at casinos, the strict nature of the requirements and the background check may limit a felon’s opportunity to find a job. Many positions at a casino also require having a gaming license, which may also present an obstacle for many felons.
Caesars Entertainment Corp.: According to our research, some entry-level positions not dealing with gambling may be possibilities for felons. Nevertheless, job opportunities here will probably be very limited. While a felon may be able to work at a casino, the requirements for a gaming license may prevent employment here.
Station Casinos: Our research indicates that casinos may not be the best place for felons to look for a job. Some entry-level positions not dealing with gambling or the public may be offered, but these options remain limited. Felons would have to pass the background check and may have to have a gaming license to get a job here.
Wynn Resorts: Our research provides evidence that jobs at Wynn Resorts may be limited to basic entry-level positions. Those requiring a gaming license may limit felons’ opportunities. This is not the best place to apply.
Boyd Gaming Corp.: The gaming industry in Las Vegas is fairly limited in opportunities available for those with a felony record. Job restrictions, strict background checks, and requirements for a gaming license may prevent felons from being able to find a job here. At the same time, entry-level positions may be available.
Las Vegas Sands Corp.: Our research indicates that while felons may have some opportunity to get a job at a gambling facility, the job requirements and the requirements for a gaming license may limit their opportunities.
Walmart: As a felon-friendly employer, Walmart offers a number of job opportunities for those with a felony record. Our research indicates that it will depend on what the felony charge is and the length of time since it occurred. This is an employer to strongly consider applying to.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Our research indicates that as a member of the resort and gambling community in Las Vegas, it may be a major challenge for felons to get a job here. The job requirements, background check, and frequent need for a gaming license may present major obstacles. This is probably not a good place to apply.
The Valley Health System: As our research shows, jobs in the healthcare industry may be fairly limited for those with the felony record. There might be some entry-level positions available, but many jobs require some type of license or certification from the state that may be denied to those with a felony record regardless of what the offense is and how long ago it occurred. This is probably not a good place to apply.
Supervalu: As a grocery store, Supervalu may be willing to consider hiring a felon based on our research. It will depend on what that felony charge is and how long ago it occurred. This is certainly a possibility in a felon’s job search.