Employment Services

This section is an evolving element within the InmateAid community.  As we have recently launched this information portal, and are still in the development stage for some of the sub-topics in the Post InmateAid section.  This particular section for Employment after your release will become a vast resource in your quest to find a satisfying place to work. 

There are great articles in this section giving positive accounts of ex-convicts creating successful careers with what they learned in prison.  They used their time for to benefit  themselves upon release. 

InmateAid will do its part in offering assistance in accomplishing positive goals.  Inmates prepare for release by getting their mind in the right attitude.  They must expect and be ready for the people that are negative and then have something positive and encouraging to respond with when these encounters occur.  There will be days that this advice seems crazy, but giving up is NOT an option.  We will help you with some things to say, how to write a good resume and from time to time create lists of national companies that are hiring people out of jail.  These companies are aggressively seeking the tax credits they receive by hiring someone who has paid his debt to society and ready to make a change.  We will find these companies and help you apply and get hired, but you HAVE to be diligent and not fear failure.

If you have a business and are interested in hiring people after their release, please contact us through the Business Development link and we will make sure to include you in the process and find you the very best candidates for your opening.
Articles
States push to provide some ex-felons a second chance
Inmate Bobby Cortez, 29, sits in a cage at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California, June 3, 2011. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)Suzy Khimm  -  July 21, 2013Walter Fortson is a young man with impressive credentials: He graduated with honors from Rutgers University this year and is…
What Prisoners and Inmates Need To Know from Social Security Administration - Answers
What Prisoners Need To KnowSSA Publication No. 05-10133, ICN 468767May 2010Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments generally are not payable for months that you are confined to a jail, prison or certain other public institutions for commission of a crime. You are not automatically eligible for Social Security…
Can You Collect Social Security in Prison?
by Dr. Don Taylor, Ph.D., CFA, CFP, CASLJanuary 04, 2013  -  Bankrate.comDear Dr. Don,My brother-in-law has just been convicted of a felony and will spend the next 19 months in a Michigan prison. Will the government withhold his Social Security income because of this? His wife needs that money. Thanks.--…
House Of Second Chances - Homeboy Industries
Homeboy Industries, the passion project of an L.A. priest, has brought life reboots to hundreds of ex-cons, including onetime gang members and the former CEO of mega-construction company KB Home. By Douglas McGray - April 16, 2012Father Gregory Boyle, the founder and heart of Homeboy Industries, prays with a client.…
How A Former Prisoner Is Creating A LinkedIn For The Incarcerated
Getting a job after being in jail can be nearly impossible. A new site called Collaborative Benefit hopes to make it easier to connect people coming out of jail with potential employers.Tulio Cardozo realized he had a problem the day he bumped into a stranger in Macy’s while searching for…
Federal Inmates Hurting Small Business and Somehow Still Stimulating Economy - Forbes
September 17, 2012 - By Walter PavloWhen the Bureau of Prisons first started Federal Prison Industries (aka UNICOR) it was intended to provide skills for inmates so that upon release they would have a skill that would allow them to become a functioning part of society. It also kept them…
Prison seminary program expands in California
In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 the California Rehabilitation Center, CRC Men's jail is seen in Norco, Calif. A program, called The Urban Ministry Institute, TUMI, started as an experiment in Norco's prison four years ago and is now expanding to 18 California prisons and nearly 900 inmates,…
Some Good Earners
Preparing prison inmates to start businesses upon their releaseSUPPLIED CHAINS Catherine Rohr (circled) left private equity to work with inmates in Texas. Jan 1, 2009  -  Mike Hofman If you get Hans Becker on the phone, plan on frequent interruptions. The owner of Armadillo Tree & Shrub in Dallas tends…
Starting a business from behind bars
July 30, 2008 Ask FSB's experts advise an inmate looking to launch a business upon his release. Darren Montville, Collins Correctional Facility, Collins, N.Y. I, along with my father, would like to open a restaurant and catering company.I was wondering if you could give me as much advice as possible…
Top 50 Companies that Hire Felons and ex-Inmates
This is a list of companies that hire felons and ex-convicts. Getting a job after prison can be tough; here is a list of companies known to hire ex-cons and felons in addition to their regular new hires. Businesses that employee felons give many ex-cons the chance to continue their…