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Find a Job (or Start Your Own Business)

FCIFair Chance Employers

Check out this list of Employers who have pledged to give formerly incarcerated folks a Fair Chance at employment!

Click here to see the Fair Chance Pledge web page. Scroll down to see which employers signed on!

 

Job Search Engines

All search engines available online only

These websites commonly have thousands of jobs available at different employability levels.

Indeed.com Simplyhired.com

Monster.com

Linkedup.com

GJBGary’s Job Board:
Truck Drivers wanted!

Gary can find you a better truck driving job, with or without a CDL.

Website:   http://www.garysjobboard.com/

Prepare For Work!

www.fairshake.net/prepare-for-work/

  • – Resume Writing Ideas
  • – Letter of Explanation
  • – Prepare For Your Interview
  • … and much more!

More Job Search Engines:

Job-Applications.com

 http://www.job-applications.com/

We offer links to online application pages and printable job application forms from our comprehensive database.  We feature information on 1,500 popular companies in major industries such as fast food, retail, grocery stores, hotels and restaurants. Each company listed has a page which includes company history, service offered and common job opportunities.

 

USA Jobs

An official website of the United States government

 https://www.usajobs.gov/  

Jobline

Toll-Free Number: 1-800-414-5748

If you are looking for employment, Jobline is a free public service available on the telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. New jobs are listed on the system each day, and jobs that are filled are removed. All that is required is a touch-tone telephone to establish your personalized job-search profile. The system is designed for you to use each day during your job search.

GIGS: Single or multiple day opportunities

For an interesting temp option, you can check out the Craigslist in your area under ‘Gigs’.  You’ll find opportunities that include moving furniture, doing yard work for a few hours, car dismantling, CDL temporary jobs,  staff for weekend events, handyperson, cleaning, carpentry, welding, electrical, plumbing, painting, brand ambassadors (reps) and much more.  Many of these gigs have opportunities that can turn into jobs.

warningIMGKeep the author’s intent in mind when searching on Craig’s list. Beware that some listings are quite sketchy…

https://newyork.craigslist.org/

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JF

 

Jobs for Felons Hub

http://jobsforfelonshub.com/

A resource “website created by a freejobsfew folks who have personally watched their loved ones struggle to get a  job due to having a felony.”   They share their free reentry employment guide here. Check out their website or their Facebook page for more information:   http://jobsforfelonshub.com/start-here/  
or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jobsforfelonshub/ 

Start Your Own Business

It’s not easy, but for the creative, courageous and tenacious, it’s often the right thing to do.  Here are a few documents to help you get started. 

From the Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration:

Start A Business!

From the Consumer Information Center:

Planning and Goal Setting for A Small Business

Minding Your Own Business

How to Write a Business Plan

From the Fair Shake Reentry Packet

Self Employment

Career onestop sqCareer Onestop

Put together a successful job search with resources on resumes, interviewing, networking and finding job openings.

https://www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/job-search.aspx

Everything in this section available Online Only

 

  • America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local American Job Centers.

    www.ServiceLocator.org

  • America’s Career InfoNet occupation and industry information, salary data and career exploration assistance.    www.CareerInfoNet.org
  • mySkills myFuture helps career changers find new occupations to explore.   www.mySkillsmyFuture.org
  • Veterans ReEmployment is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.

    www.CareerOneStop.org/ReEmployment/Veterans