Finding a Job After Time in the Joint

A problem that everyone convicted of a crime in Arizona is finding a job after they have done their time. It is not always easy to find Arizona Employers Who Will Hire Felonsemployers who are willing to hire you with a felony on your record. Often, this means that convicted felons end up working in low paying jobs at a fast-food restaurant or something equally menial. Often felons have skills that could earn them a decent wage if they could only find a company in Arizona that will give them a chance. Sometimes convicted felons have skills before they did time and sometimes felons work hard to better themselves while in prison learning a skill or even a college degree only to get out and find that they cannot put those skills to work because no one will give them chance.

What Happens to Felons Who Can’t Find Good Jobs?

Usually, if a convicted felon is released on parole, they are required to find some kind of employment as a condition of their parole. Because they carry the specter of a felony conviction with them, they often end up in low paying jobs, barely earning enough to survive. Often, a felony conviction leads to felons going on public assistance, collecting disability or becoming so desperate that they feel compelled to re-offend, commit new crimes or simply violate the terms of their parole so that they end up back in the system. At least in prison, they have a place to sleep and 3 meals a day.

Where Can Convicted Felons Find Good Jobs?

Believe it or not, if you are a convicted felon, there are many companies in Arizona that are willing to hire qualified people even if they have a somewhat checkered past. These jobs are good-paying and often have opportunities for advancement. How do you find such jobs? A good place to start is our list below. It is important to note that this list is not comprehensive and it was last updated in 2019 but it is unlikely that anything has changed.

Advice for Convicted Felons Looking for Jobs

There are many employers out there willing to hire convicted felons but you may feel like no one will ever give you another chance. You may have been turned down because of your conviction several times. Now, you are tempted to not disclose your conviction to a prospective employer. You may hope that they won’t check your background or otherwise find out about your conviction. However, lying on an employment application (and yes, not disclosing a felony conviction is the same thing as lying) is the best way to get fired even if you land the job. The best advice is to put your best foot forward.

  • Dress appropriately for the interview (don’t wear a 3 piece suit if you are applying for a construction job).
  • If appropriate, have a resume ready.
  • Research the employer and understand what the job entails
  • Ask smart questions during the interview
  • Suppress the urge to use prison slang
  • Be respectful (even if you get a “no”)
  • If asked, take responsibility for your crime and show remorse
  • Never lie about your conviction

Doing these basic things will greatly increase your chances to land a good-paying job with a felony conviction.

Do You Know Employers Who Will Hire Felons?

If you get a job as a felon, share it with us on Facebook. We will add it to our list to help other felons who are looking for a fresh start. If you are an employer, we encourage you to give applicants with a felony conviction a fair shake. Most felons learn their lesson and only want a chance to get back into the mainstream. These days, it is hard to hang onto good people but when you give someone an opportunity to earn an honest wage, they become loyal, honest, hardworking employees who will stick with you for years to come.

List of Employers Willing to Hire Convicted Felons in Arizona

AAMCO Cintas Frito-Lay
Ace Hardware Community Education Centers Fruit of the Loom
Albertsons Centers Genentech
American Greetings ConAgra Foods General Electric
Apple Inc. Dairy Queen General Mills
Applebee’s Dart Containers Georgia-Pacific
Aramark Deer Park Spring Water co. Golden Corral
AT&T Delta Faucets Goodman
AVON Products Dennys Grainger
Bahama Breeze Dole Food Company Great Clips
Baskin-Robbins Dollar Tree Hanes
Bed, Bath & Beyond Divizio Industries HH Gregg
Best Western Dr. Pepper Hilton Hotels
Black & Decker Dunlop Tires IBM
Braum’s Inc. Dunkin’ Donuts IHOP
Bridgestone DuPont IKEA
Buffalo Wild Wings Duracell ln-N-Out Burger
Campbell’s Soup Eddie V’s International Paper
Carl’s Jr. Embassy Suites Interstate Batteries
Carrier Corporation Epson Jack in the Box
CDW ERMCO, Inc. Jiffy Lube
Chick-fil-A Family Dollar Jimmy Johns
Chili’s Firestone Auto Care Kelly Moore Paints
Chipotle Flying J KFC
Chrysler Food Services of America Kohl’s
Kraft Foods Philip Morris Inc. Seasons 52
Longhorn Steakhouse Pilgrim’s Shell Oil
McDonalds Praxair Shoprite
Men’s Wearhouse Radisson Sony
Metals USA Red Lobster Subway
Miller Brewing Company Red Robin Sysco
Motorola Republic Services Tesla
NFI Restaurant Depot Trader Joe’s
Nordstrom Reyes Beverage Group Tyson Foods
O’Charley’s Rubbermaid US Foods
Olive Garden Ruby Tuesday US Steel Corporation
Pappadeaux Rumpke Volunteers of America
PepsiCo Safeway Wendy’s
PetSmart Salvation Army WinCo Foods
PFS Sara Lee Wyndham Hotels

 

Staffing agencies

AppleOne 7720 N 16th St Suite 410 Phoenix, AZ 85020 (877) 233-1510
1.  Aerotek Staffing Agency

2.  Aerotek Staffing Agency

1.  1860 N 95th Ave

Suite 410

2.  11201 N Tatum Blvd Suite 150

1. Phoenix, AZ 85037

2. Phoenix,AZ 85028

(877) 237-4790

(877) 237-4790

Professional Placement Inc 4040 E Camelback Rd Suite 235 Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 357-0882
Dependable Staffing Services 3507 N Central Ave

Suite 101

Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 264-1444
Integrity Staffing Solution 7333 W Thomas Rd

Suite 82

Phoenix, AZ 85033 (623) 742-9444
lntermountain Staffing 3057 W Indian School Rd Phoenix, AZ 85017 (602) 264-2990
1.Labor Ready 2.Labor Ready 3.Labor Ready 4.Labor Ready 5.Labor Ready 6.Labor Ready 1.2701 N 24th St

2.2901 W Thomas Rd 3.5510 W Camelback Rd 4.2001 W Peoria Ave 5.4435 S Rural Ave 6.2515 E Bell Ave

1. Phoenix, AZ 85008

2. Phoenix, AZ 85017

3. Glendale, AZ 85301

4. Phoenix, AZ 85029

5. Tempe, AZ 85282

6. Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 220-4599

(602) 353-9330

(623) 937-4070

(602) 749-9675

(480) 839-4350

(602) 678-5949

Ultimate Staffing 2510 W Dunlap Ave

Suite 150

Phoenix, AZ 85021 (714) 939-8600
Rem X Financial Staffing 2710 E Camelback Rd

Suite 190

Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 954-2012
SOS Staffing Services INC 2201 N 83rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85035 (623) 873-4070
Robert Half Finance & Accounting 2375 E Camelback Rd

Suite 290

Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 224-2486
Link Source Professional 2942 N 24th St Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 285-1422
Ajilon Professional Staffing 2201 E Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 957-1200
Parker + Lynch 2201 E Camelback Rd

Suite 300

Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 778-9933
Accounting Principals 2201 E Camelback Rd

Suite 300

Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 957-1200
Scripts Relief PO Box 55076 Phoenix, AZ 85078 (602) 952-8604
Dependable Staffing Service 1111 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 264-1444
Barbs Temps 3215 S 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 268-3337
Staffing First 2050 E University Dr Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 258-334
Momentum Specialized Staffing 4001 N 15th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85015 (602) 477-8193
Reliable Staffing Solutions 4745 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 604-0900
On Assignment Lab Support 1702 E Highland Ave Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 222-3558
Alternative Staffing 4643 N 24th St Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 230-0990
1.Ameritemps 2.Ameritemps 1.4215 W Lower Buckeye Rd 2.7602 W Indian School Rd 1.  Phoenix, AZ 85009

2.  Phoenix, AZ 85033

1.(602) 353-0674

2.(623) 691-9222

Transpersonnel INC 645 E Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 264-0871
Modis 2201 E Camelback Rd Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 749-9800
1.Randstad

2.Randstad Staffing

1.3800 N Central Ave

2.223 E Camelback Rd

1. Phoenix, AZ. 85012

2. Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 200-3910

(602) 977-1114

3.Randstad Staffing 3.2043 W Cheryl Dr 3.Phoenix, AZ 85021 (602) 371-6417
4.Randstad Staffing 4.9865 S Priest Dr 4.Tempe,AZ 85284 (480) 763-0100

Air Filter Products

528 W 21st St, Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 894-6864

 

Allied Forces Temporary Services

4935 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 8503 (623) 435-8665

 

Alsco (American Linen)

4707 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85031 (602) 258-5361

 

Arizona Biltmore Hotel

2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix AZ 85016 (602) 955-6600

 

Arizona State University

P.O. Box 871403, Tempe, AZ (480) 965-2701

 

Roadsafe (Barricade & Light Fixture)

305 E Illini St Phoenix, AZ 85040 (602) 243-1218

 

Sasha s Supermarket

P.O. Box 488, Chandler, AZ 85244 (480) 895-5331

 

Boeing

5000 E McDowell, Mesa, AZ 85205

(480) 891-3000

 

City of Phoenix

135 N Second Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 262-6609

 

Easco Aluminium

249 S 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85043 (602) 269-2488

 

Harris Rebar

2101 W Jackson, Phoenix, AZ 85005

(602) 254-0091

 

Honeywell

111 S 34th St P.O. Box 5217, Phoenix, AZ 85010

(602) 231-1000

 

155

2201 W University Dr. Phoenix, AZ (602) 273-1355

 

Labor Systems

536 E Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020 (602) 870-1104

 

Labor Systems 9550 W Van Buren (623) 878-0008

 

Labor Systems

1621 E Washington, Phoenix, AZ (602) 255-0073

 

Labor Systems

2445 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 957-4567

 

Master Construction

3806 S 16th St, Phoenix AZ 85040 (602) 678-5649

 

Mesa Lutheran Hospital

520 W Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202 (480) 834-1211

 

MPI Fundraising

10844 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029 (602) 943-1244

 

Neutron Industries

7101 N Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85021 (602) 864-0074

 

OakCraft INC.

7733 W Olive Ave., Peoria, AZ. 85345 (623) 412-1901

 

Office Warehouse

4645 W Polk St. Phoenix, AZ. 85043 (602) 253-6006

 

PHX Sheet Metal Joint Apprentice Training

2534 E Adams St. Phoenix, AZ. 85034 (602) 275-6511

 

Pre-Cast Manufacturing/ Concrete Molds

301 W Broadway, Phoenix. AZ. 85041

(602) 276-4341

 

Quality Bumper

405 E Main St., Mesa, AZ. 85203 (450) 835-0088

 

Trendwood Furniture

2402 S 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 416-7800

 

U.S. Prefab

6525 W State St., Glendale, AZ. 85301 (602) 278-1800

 

UHAUL

2727 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ. 85004 (602) 263-6627

 

WorkForce 2000

4150 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ. 850 1 3

(602) 222-2000

 

Knip Brothers

6840 W Frier Dr., Glendale, AZ. 85303 (623) 931-3717

 

Leaf Point

4001 E Broadway Rd. Suite B 10 (602) 279-1100

 

Quality Bumper

8736 W Thunderbird rd., Phoenix, AZ. 85381 (623) 486-0292

 

Rowley Plastering Co., INC,

3641 S 36th St., Phoenix, AZ. 85040 (602) 437-083

 

Russel A.C. INC,

2425 W Louise Dr. Phoenix, AZ. 85027 (623) 582-8855

 

Scott Roofing

630 W Mission Ln, Phoenix, AZ. 85021 (602) 944-6506

 

TEMCO Concrete

8989 S Hardy Dr., Tempe, AZ. 85284 (480) 893-1789

 

Tempe Mission Palms Hotel

60 E 5th St., Tempe, AZ. 85281 (480) 894-1400