Individuals With Criminal History

(Taken from the North Carolina Department of Commerce Website)

The Former Offender Initiative provides resources to job seekers with criminal records to help them overcome the barriers toward employment created by a criminal record.

How It Works

Each NCWorks Career Center provides services to former offenders. Career center staff ensure job seekers with a criminal record have the necessary resources to conduct an effective job search.

In addition to the services provided to all job seekers, former offenders have access to the following services:

  • Help with writing resumes and a “letter of explanation” detailing the reasons for their criminal record and/or incarceration.
  • Knowledge about employer’s policies concerning hiring former offenders.
  • Workshops geared toward former offenders.
  • Referrals to community organizations that assist former offenders.
  • Provide information on Federal Bonding and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Career centers also work with federal, state, and local providers of reentry services, including community- and faith-based organizations, and vocational rehabilitation centers.

In addition to the economic value of obtaining employment, a former offender who finds a job is three times less likely to return to incarceration than those who do not obtain employment.

NCWorks Career Center – Guilford County


August 3, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm

Are Employers Reluctant to Hire an Individual with a Criminal History? This question and more will be discussed. The resource fair begins from 5-6 pm, to include educational opportunities and information on re-entering the workforce. The Panel Discussion begins from 6-7:30 pm. If you know someone who struggles to re-enter the workforce because of their criminal background, make sure that they attend this life-changing event!

Employment Education Flyer Former Offenders-page-001

record expunged - by joan tucker


Expungement Clinic Video

Expungement Clinic Flyer July 5 2017 corrected

Individuals with a Criminal History_Nicholas Bright


Classes with Nicholas Bright will end on June 30, 2017


Sponsored by the Guilford County Workforce Development Board
NCWorks Career Center – Guilford County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/organization. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request for individuals with a disability. Dial 711 to place a free relay call in North Carolina.

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