This, too, depends on the given branch. Some locations may make the effort, while others won’t.
Here’s some more information on background checks:
The following US states do not consider convictions older than seven years a part of your record. It may be worth waiting if you live in one of these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* there are some pay or salary bracket positions where other conditions do apply)
Also, there are eight states that don’t consider cases where you were found not guilty to be part of your record. These are:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
But if you live in one of the below states, your whole record will be looked at. No matter the verdict or the time passed, these states will see everything:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
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What felonies Subway will not hire
We did not receive any information from Subway about this. Their application and careers website do not have anything about criminal records. There are some reports on job websites from applicants confirming they perform background checks, but nothing about what specific charges or convictions will prevent you from being hired.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
If you’d like to work at Subway, a criminal record won’t necessarily keep you from doing so. Just remember that if one location seems unaccepting of your past, there’s always another one.
That being said, it might be difficult to get a job at most locations if you’ve got an assault charge or certain violent crimes, such as robbery or theft, because you will be working with people and money.
But even if you do have a record of those crimes, don’t do yourself a disservice by not applying. It’s always better to try, especially when your personality can make such a big difference because of the franchise system.
Does Subway hire sex offenders?
Unsure. Subway did not provide anything about this, and their website does not have anything either. They did say each location is independently run, so it will be up to the operator of the specific location to decide who they hire.
Does Subway drug test?
Yes, a drug test can sometimes be part of the hiring procedure. Like almost everything else, this too varies from outlet-to-outlet, but your best bet is to assume they will test at some point, even after you get hired.
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