Hey there, Readers!
We’re going to cover another topic today, one which can really help you sell yourself (in the best way possible) to the various employers that might be on the fence for hiring you thanks to that pesky background check.
While it’s tempting to cover up your background, it’s better to come out up front about it (more on this later, I promise). There’s a good reason for this:
Job Insurance for Felons and More!
It’s called the Federal Bonding Program, and it won’t cost you OR your employer a single cent and it lasts for six whole months.
This particular pro-tip isn’t just for felons, it can be used by those who have substance abuse issues, those who are on various forms of welfare, those with poor credit (for those pesky jobs that evaluate every aspect of your personal life), those with little to no work history and those who were discharged from the military without the honorable discharge.
It will help ease you into a job with a sort of insured probation period with the employer – which helps get your foot in the door to make a great impression for yourself and your fellow reformed citizens that are re-entering society.
The great thing about this is how easy it is to get started. You can use this link to the Bonding Program Coordinators to get more information about how to get started or to grab information to take with you to your next interview.
In line with this program, I’ve also heard that many factory jobs receive tax incentives for hiring felons, so if you have a healthy enough body for that kind of work, you may have much better luck finding employment through one of your local factories.
That’s all I’ve got on Federal Bonding, but it’s definitely worth more investigation if you’re having issues with getting past the interviews for work. Tag me on Twitter and let me know your experiences with this – @aza_enigma
Love and peace,
Aza @aza_enigma (Twitter me!)