AGENCIES THAT CAN HELP YOU IN YOUR JOB HUNT

You can hunt for a job on your own and many people are successful with this approach. What you may not know is that you are likely to find success more quickly if you connect with a program that has experience connecting people with criminal records to employment opportunities. Many of these programs have job developers, whose task it is to go out into the community and knock on doors on YOUR behalf. They establish relationships with employers who are open to working with people with records so that you can get your foot in the door. 

ASSET PROGRAM

801 E 4th St, Charlotte NC 28202

980.314.5053

Provides employment coaching, planning and placement, as well as case management services for recently incarcerated individuals.  Also works with local agencies and CPCC in increase educational and vocational skill sets for increased employability and retention. 

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY TRANSITIONS

5301 Wilkinson Blvd. (At Goodwill's Opportunity Campus)

704.374.0762

CCT helps people with criminal records transition from criminal justice system back into the community. Their Lifeworks program has helped hundreds of people with criminal records. Some of the instructors here have criminal records so they know what it takes to be successful.

Charlotte Area Fund

901 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

704.372.3010

Teaches low-income persons self-sufficiency through job training/classes and basic education. They also offer a paid apprenticeship program and offer qualifying students tuition assistance for short-term skills training programs.

Exodus Foundation

704.947.9090

Holds occasional career networking events for people with criminal records.

Charlotte/NCWorks

Charlotte Main : 704.566.2870
Charlotte South : 704.565.6865       
Gastonia : 704.853.5328

Through the North Carolina Department of Commerce, helps all North Carolinians find jobs. They have a special program called the Former Offender Initiative that specifically helps people with criminal records with job search tools and leads. There are several career centers in Charlotte staffed by trained professionals who can assist you in marketing yourself to employers. At NCWorks Online, you can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training.

RESCARE WORKFORCE SERVICES

5601 Executive Center Drive Ste 200

704.364.8898

Serves people ages 18-24. Provides career planning, training, employment coaching, soft skills and cognitive skills, and job placement, as well as case management services for recently incarcerated individuals. Offers paid work experience and assistance with college entry. Occupational Skill training and transportation are also paid. All services are provided with a personal case manager.

Goodwill Industries Career Development

5301 Wilkinson Blvd.

704.372.3434

Goodwill Offers employment skills training, job search, and placement. They also run a staffing agency.

 

 

 

 

Urban League of Central Carolinas

740 W. 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 

704.373.2256

The Urban League provides adult continuing education and training servicesdesigned to help participants achieve a livable wage. They also host job fairs regularly.

 

 

 

q Foundation, Inc

10130 Mallard Creek Rd Suite 300 

704.930.6000

Offers supportive employment services including vocational assessment, job coaching and search assistance.

If you have a disability and want to work

Innervision

415 E. 4th Street (Across the street from the Main Transit Center)

704.377.5042

Provides comprehensive recovery orientated resources, services and supports in the areas of employment, education and wellness for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

5501 Executive Center Dr., Suite 101

704.568.8804

You are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you have a physical, psychiatric or intellectual  disability that affects your ability to find or keep a job; and you require the services that VR provides to get ready for, find, or keep a job; or if you have a disability and are receiving SSDI or SSI benefits and you intend to get or keep a job.