My name is Tyrell. I live in Illinois and I have a felony for a having a gun in 2006 I never did time. I just got 2 yrs probation that I was released from early because I didn’t get in anymore trouble. I can’t find a job and I really need help. I have a family to take care of and its getting harder and harder do you know of anywhere that will hire me?
Thanks for your time
A: Hello Tyrell,
I’m sorry you are having so much trouble. Firstly, I would suggest ex-offenders and felons apply employment at retail chains like Toys R Us. This time of year, retail chains hire for the busy holiday season. This may help in the short term. You could also apply at supermarkets. They are always looking for night stocking help. There always seems to be a shortage of people to work on the overnight crew.
For the longer term you should look into getting your one felony downgraded or even sealed. To get more information on this process, check out the Cabrini Green Legal Aid. You may get assistance with this at little or no cost. The website is, http://www.cgla.net/services-guidelines.
I hope this helps.
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