Yes, according to online comments from staff, they do. It’s unclear what they check. It may depend on the client that has the job opening. Therefore, be prepared that they might verify any information you give them.
Here’s what we know about how background check are done by state:
Fortunately, a number of states only go back seven years to check your criminal record. Here they are:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
The states below don’t want to know about charges where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be warned! No matter what your criminal history is, these states want to know about it and that means they’ll look at your whole record:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
On Glassdoor, 125 people give Labor Finders 3.2 out of 5 stars. Only 59% of them say they’d recommend the company to a friend, although 78% like the CEO. Here are the pros and cons given:
- Get paid daily
- Equipment provided for the job
- Always work available
- Quick start up on jobs
- Excellent work sites
- Variety of interesting work
- Many jobs are temporary
- Some jobs are part-time
- Work may change unexpectedly
- Low pay
There are 1,300 staff on Indeed that give Labor Finders a score of 3.6 out of 5. People liked the company best for work life balance, management and culture. What’s more, Labor Finders rates above average on these three scales:
- Work happiness — Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
- Learning — Do people feel they often learn something at work?
- Energy — Do people feel energized by most of their work tasks?
What felonies Labor Finders will not hire
Labor Finders will say no when their client says no, so they didn’t give us a specific list of charges that make you unqualified for work there.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
It’s going to be more difficult to get a job at Labor Finders with a felony conviction for assault. When the company screens you to send you out on a job, they need to be sure that you can get along with others at the worksite. Their clients trust them to send hard-working, cooperative people who don’t have any temper control issues.
Some jobs may require you to be a licensed driver. If you have a criminal history of driving offenses, you might not get insured to drive company vehicles. DUI charges in your background will raise another red flag for Labor Finders. If you have a substance abuse problem, they may worry that you won’t show up for work some days. Get ready to explain how you got in trouble with the law and what you’ve done to address any addiction issues.
Does Labor Finders hire sex offenders?
There’s no evidence out there on this, and Labor Finders didn’t tell us. It very likely will be influenced by the client company.
Does Labor Finders drug test?
Some job postings say that you have to pass a drug test to be hired, so it probably depends on the position.
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