Sometimes, at the end of the day when all the circled ads in the paper have been responded to and all the interviews done, ex-convicts still need a bit of assistance finding a job. You'll need a membership to reap the benefits, but it's free.
There are agencies that are willing to help those who deserve a second chance and a fresh start. They also help you find employment search assistance in your local area.
You might also want to consider starting your own business: Your conviction becomes less important and you will be your own boss.
There are a number of types of businesses that you could try but it depends on your interests, finances, and skills; you have to do a little research.
There is a One-Stop Career Center in each major metropolitan area and many smaller communities throughout the United States.
Over the past seven months he has met many of my immediate family and some of my friends. I have lost a couple friends because of my decision to carry on seeing him. I’ve learnt so much about myself too during all of this, I don’t judge people so quickly anymore, and people need another chance.
Then I found out via a mutual friend that he had been in prison! I confided in a few close friends, most of them warned me to steer clear, told me I’d made the right decision.
Some things he’d said then made sense; He had no passport! But I couldn’t sleep for a week, I tossed and turned and felt so unsettled.
This is a gold mine of information for ex-convicts searching for jobs. It is a newer website but it lists some resources and businesses by state that are helpful and amenable to former convicts.
There are also discussion boards so you can talk to other people in your situation.