Yes, it is a condition for employment, even if an offer has been made prior.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states don’t even consider information more than seven years old. This means that if your offense was six years ago, you’ll want until next year to apply. This is also great news for former felons living in these states! If your felony conviction was seven years ago, these states won’t even look at them in the check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, there are states that don’t consider court cases were you were found not guilty. Eight states are currently on this list:
- New York
However, there are still some states that will look at your whole record. This includes your not guilty verdicts. Be aware, if you live in one of these states, that they will see everything:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
According to the ratings at glassdoor.com, Shaw’s received a 3 out of 5 star rating. Some of the reviews by former or current employees mentioned that Shaw’s was good to work for when it came to scheduling needs changing due to unforeseen circumstances. We know life happens, so appreciate when a company understands that, too.
What felonies Shaw’s will not hire
There are no listed felonies that would keep you from being hired, but we do have a few known charges that make a bigger barrier for you. Read below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
While we know you can get a job here, some felonies will make it harder. Think about the job you’re applying to and your record . . . do you see any areas where they overlap? Avoid the overlap if you can by applying to a different position.
- If you have a theft on your record, or some sort of fraud, it’s best not to apply for a position that requires handling cash. It would be better to apply for a job such as a grocery bagger, shelf stocker or cashier.
- Sex crimes are always harder to find jobs with, so be persistent in your search and always speak to a hiring manager directly when possible to give yourself a chance to demonstrate your good qualities.
Don’t leave yourself open to being judged on paper alone without a chance to explain things in a better light.
Does Shaw’s hire sex offenders?
Shaw’s didn’t tell us directly, and there were no online reports saying one way or the other on this one.
Does Shaw’s drug test?
Some accounts say yes, some say no. Be prepared, just in case.
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