Many employers are not aware of the benefits of hiring ex-offenders.
Unfortunately, there are some employers who think negatively of any job seeker with a conviction on their record. Some employers are even reluctant to hire someone who was charged or convicted of a misdemeanor offense where the maximum sentence was a fine.
In these cases, you might have to work a little harder to win over the employer, but it's not impossible. A job coach, employment counselor, or your Parole Officer can help you show employers the benefits of hiring an ex-offender. Benefits may include:
Not all employers think negatively of ex-offender job candidates. They know that they can benefit from hiring people who are hardworking, honest, and loyal.