Getting a job with a felony on your record can be very difficult, as you probably already know. Criminal jobs are hard to come by, and most companies do not hire a criminal. The ones that do generally don’t pay very well. I have compiled a list of the top 10 jobs for criminals. Helpful Tip: If your crime is over 7 years old, most states don’t allow background checks to go that far back. If your state has this law, you can answer “no” on an application.
Top 10 list
Job # 10 – UPS Delivery Driver
UPS is known to hire criminals. They have moderate salaries and it is a stable job.
Job # 9 – Join the Army
The military accepts people with a criminal record, depending on the crime. Contact a recruiter to see if you qualify to join.
# 8 Job – Truck Driver
Many trucking companies are willing to hire criminals. You will most likely need to obtain a trucking license.
Job # 7 – Start your own business
You can start your own business. One idea is to go to school to be a locksmith and start your own business. Also consider getting a barber’s license.
Job # 6 – Telephone Customer Service
Many companies are willing to hire criminals for customer service over the phone, because they are not dealing with people in person.
Job # 5 – Temporary Agency
Temp agencies can occasionally find a good job for you. Many times it will be day work, so stay in good physical shape.
# 4 Work – Family business
See if you can work in a family or friend’s business. They will be happy to hire you if you are willing to work hard. They will probably be happy to help you recover.
Job # 3 – Independent Contractor
Many people will continue to use your services as long as you do the work. If you work hard, it doesn’t matter that you have a felony on your record.
Job # 2 – Small Privately Owned Businesses
Some business chains have rules against accepting criminals. Small business owners are more likely to accept it. They will take more “risk” in hiring employees, and you can be more personal with the business owner.
—> Recommended Job # 1 – Online GPT Services
This is the best job for a criminal as it does not require checks, be it background checks, drug tests, etc. Everyone is accepted, works on their own time and can work as much or as little as they want. Online ‘GPT’ or ‘Get-Paid-To’ services offer a great way to earn a few hundred dollars a month without having to spend a lot of time working. There are many GPT services available, some better than others. My experience with GPT services has been excellent and I highly recommend it as the top job on my Top 10 Jobs for Criminals list.