Yes, depending on the company.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
The following states don’t consider information more than seven years old. This means that if your offense was six years ago, you’ll want to wait until next year to apply.
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Some states won’t consider court cases where you were found not guilty. There are currently eight states on this list:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, these next states will look at your whole record, including your not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Our team did some research on Manpower’s ratings. Glassdoor.com rates them at 4.4 out of 5 stars. That’s pretty good for around 2,700 employee reviews! Most say they have a good work-life balance with Manpower. The highest number of complaints were from those looking for full-time work who could only secure part-time.
What felonies Manpower will not hire
There aren’t any listed felonies that will stop your application at Manpower, but there’s no accounting for their clients until you see their open positions.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
It depends on Manpower’s client companies and their stipulations, but there are a few felonies that might make it more difficult to get that offer of employment:
- If you’re working with cash or bulk merchandising, theft may be a problem.
- If your position includes handling credit card information or social security numbers, fraud or theft charges could keep you from being hired.
- You’ll likely be working with the general public, as well as a large number of co-workers, so violent crimes might pose a problem.
Does Manpower hire sex offenders?
This is a good question, but we aren’t sure. Sex offenses will be the hardest to overcome on your record for some positions, so keep that in mind.
Does Manpower drug test?
Manpower does drug test its employees. In their Drug and Alcohol Testing PDF, they state:
“Manpower and/or its customers may require that candidates or associates be tested for drug use prior to beginning employment, beginning an assignment, during employment, or during an assignment.”
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