Employment

For employment assistance, go to: www.cfti.jobs for a broad spectrum of state and federal employment resources for former prisoners including: How to Get Started, Job-Resources, Education and Certification, Starting a Business, Rehab/Drugs/Addiction. Especially noteworthy are links to: Night Crawler(“1st job board for ex-convicts“), Felony Friendly Temp Services, Permanent Felony Friendly Job Services, Discussions and Forums (Prison Talk), with books and links in each section.

At www.communitydispatch.com , news and information is offered by the Employment and Training Administration (U.S. Dept./Labor) on: Government Grants and Ex-Convict Employment with links to: simplyhired, Newjobinfo.com, indeed, Job Search USA, Monster and Careerbuilder.com.  Available employment is organized regionally by zip code.  Sponsored links: www.USAGovernmentGrants.org , www.GrantsReady.com , Arbor.com.  All provide resources for securing employment and/or education, technical training with additional funding resources. www.hard2hire.org , has job placement resources for ex-cons. www.careerbookstore.com/ex_offender_resources.shtml , provides resources on all aspects of achieving/finding employment success for ex cons.  Career guidance and support is well covered including: Educational Guidance, Employment and Training, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Resume Writing, Job Search Tips, Searching the Internet and Networking, with workbooks, guides and directories available for assistance.

www.sba.gov - offers online business chat which requires some digging to find out how the Small Business Administration can support ex -cons.  However, there are resources available here for former prisoners interested in small business loans and services once parole is completed, as eligibility begins after that point.

www.prisoners.com/parolere.html , has a great deal of national employment resources under Parole Support Resources.  Go to Employment Resources for links to: Monster, American Career Information Net, The American Job Bank Listings, American Service Locator, Career Advisor, Career Magazine Job Listings, Career Shop Job Listings, Employment Listings, Web Job Listings with a Training Resources section available.

At www.ehow.com/how_2033874_job_on_parole.html , information is available on “How to Find a Job If You’re on Parole.”  There is a step-by-step guide with advice on seeking employment in specific fields including: Business, Health, Computers and more.  
                                               
Links to: “www.JobsOnline.net , www.career-finder.org” , as well as Videos and Articles (eg. “How to Find Information on the Benefits of the Parole System“) can be very helpful.

www.job-hunt.org , offers excellent job search resources.  Sections on: Getting Started (job search advice and tips), Job Sites and Career Resources and State Employment Offices. (State by state contact information/resources, with a subsection on Unemployment Benefits) and Sponsored Links.  There is a great subsection on Other Job Sites and Career Resources which includes: Employment Super Sites, General, Classified Ads, Resumes, Newspaper Searches, Recruiting Agencies, Job Fairs, Other Link Lists, and Reference Material.  Be sure to check out the Networking and Support Groups link.  

Go to www.careers.msn.com for: Job search & Resume assistance with a "find a job" search engine, and a "Job Reommendations" service, where you post your resume, and get lists of positions tailored to your skills/experience. 

By going to: http://tax.cchgroup.com , a Business Incentives Guide can be accessed with details on how tax credits work for hiring ex-cons and how to apply for them.  Similarly, the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit program is outlined at: www.uses.doleta.gov/wotcdata.cfm , with associated resource material.

The Northeast Midwest Institute at www.nemw.org is a non-profit research organization which offers through listings of federal resources. A wide range of federal agencies and departments can be accessed under Federal Resources.  The State Resources link will take you to state by state resources for employment such as state departments of labor as well as links to other reports/data/resources. 

Also at: www.doleta.gov/ , the U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration has employment, training and credentials information with access to state and federal resource material through: USA.gov  Sections include: Find Job and Career Info, Grants and Contracts, ETA Library and Regions and States, among others. Check out Find Job & Career Information for Self Assessments, Career Options, Worker Rights and Gaining Credentials, as well as other areas.  By adding /pri to the URL, reentry services/resources are available.