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What kind of job can a felon get?

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Felons can typically get jobs in the construction industry, the trucking industry, fast food and even as counselors. Some companies that hire felons include U.S. Xpress, USA Truck and Schneider National, according to the CDL Life website.

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It can be difficult for felons to get reliable jobs once they leave prison, according to New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR). Some popular jobs for felons include simple service-industry jobs in fast food or hospitality. However, felons may be able to get better jobs by using their experience and helping others such as by becoming probation counselors or mentors for troubled youth, suggests NHPR.

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