By 2017, estimates of the population of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma place it at about 643,000 people. Normally, many jobs are available for people looking for work. Those with a felony, based on our research, will likely face an even bigger challenge because they are typically not given the same priority and opportunity when applying for positions there.
Below, are some of the major employers in Oklahoma City and what to expect when applying with a felony on your record. After that are a few job listings in Oklahoma City area that we think might be willing to hire felons.
Make sure you read this entire page for your best chance at being successful in your job search.
Express Employment Professionals: Our research indicates that jobs with an employment agency, such as Express Employment, may be limited in terms of opportunities for someone with a felony record. There are often strict job requirements along with restrictive background checks that typically eliminate felons from consideration. Some indicate possibly being hired at this company with a misdemeanor, however.
Hobby Lobby: While it is difficult to give a definite answer, our research indicates being unlikely to be hired here with a felony conviction. There are some suggestions that it may be possible to get a job here with a misdemeanor.
Accord Health Resources: Working in healthcare can be rewarding because of the opportunity to help those with significant medical issues. Getting a job in health will be a major obstacle for someone with a felony record as many positions beyond a support level require certification or a license from the state that may be denied to felons.
SONIC: Jobs in the fast food industry may be easier for someone with a felony record to obtain. Our research indicates that it may be possible to be hired at SONIC, although it will depend on the felony charges and how long ago it occurred. This is an employer to consider applying to, however.
American Cancer Society: Based on our research, the American Cancer Society is a member of the healthcare field that, while it offers many job opportunities, few of those are available as reasonable options for felons because of state licensing and certification requirements that felons may not be able to meet.
MidFirst Bank: Jobs in the banking and finance field are typically frequently found but still challenging for anyone to get because of specific and strict job requirements along with the typical strictest background checks of any field of employment. It is unlikely that someone having a felony record will be able to be hired here, and it is not recommended to apply.
a la mode: This is a company that combines the fields of real estate and computer technology. The result is a variety of jobs for the general public with a clean record. The same cannot be said for anyone with a criminal background as positions here are unlikely to be available. Those with a felony conviction are especially unlikely to find work here. Some with a misdemeanor might have some chance, but not so for felons.
Devon Energy: Our research shows that it may be difficult to get hired at this energy company with a felony on your record. Whether some possible entry-level positions may be open to someone with a misdemeanor, felons may be limited in being able to be hired here.
INTEGRIS Health: While jobs in health are more easily found for the large segment of society, felons face major obstacles in being to work in healthcare, based on our research, beyond a basic support-level position. This is due to state licensing and certification requirements that may be denied to felons because of their criminal record.
Chesapeake Energy: Based on our research, jobs in the energy industry are plentiful but will offer opportunities at a variety of educational and skill levels for many persons. Felons may be limited to only entry-level work, although someone with a misdemeanor might have a better opportunity here.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Based on our research, while jobs in the health field might be frequently located for many, felons do not typically get the same opportunity other than an entry-level position. This is because of state licensing and certification requirements that those with a felony record will typically not meet. This is unlikely to be a productive place to look for work.
Union Bank: Our research shows that jobs in the banking industry can be challenging for anyone to find because of the nature of the position and its requirements for specific education and training. The most challenging aspect for anyone, especially someone with a felony conviction, is facing and passing the background check that is among the strictest in all fields of employment. It is unlikely to get a job here, and it is not recommended for felons to apply with this company.